My favourite work of Shakespeare (shake your spear at Shakespeare!) has always been A Midsummer Night’s Dream. “ill met by moonlight” is a line of dialogue that stuck with me, and became the hook for a song that is otherwise about finding love in a world where it seems the odds are against you.
Yes, there are billions of people who you might love, and who might love you too. But finding love in the middle of all the nonsense we occupy ourselves with is actually quite remarkable. Most people are too upset about the ending of Game of Thrones to notice that somebody quite probably loves them. I’ve never watched any of Game of Thrones, so I don’t care if the ending was shit or not.