I read The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen last week and I’ll be reviewing it in the following days. However, I’d like to share this wonderful quote with you all. It was incredibly inspiring and eye-opening for me.
SOLNESS: I believe there is only one possible dwelling-place for human
happiness–and that is what I am going to build now.
HILDE: Mr. Solness–you mean our castles in the air.
SOLNESS: The castles in the air–yes.
We don’t need the read the play to understand it. I think we may, sometimes, forget about reality and build too many castles in the air. But they are needed! They contain our happiness but, let’s not forget that they can also lead us away from real, actually-happening events. So, let’s keep in mind reality while we build some of those wonderful and empowering castles in the air.
Have a happy week, everyone!