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Older Men's Network inc - Hornsby group 15 September 2010 Welcome each other as we gather at Esther Wait room, Hornsby Library at 10AM We plan to conclude at 12:30PM Patrick is in-charge of the Tea Bag today Please collect and wear your name badge We will open the meeting with a short quiet- time: Each member takes one minute to relax body and mind in preparation for listening and interaction with each other in the group. Regular Check In: Try to share something of personal significance relating to your health, well-being, problems and enjoyment of life. Please try to adhere to the spirit of listening without interruption, and stay within the time limit of, 60 minutes divided by the number of people present. Please remember to keep confidential any personal sharing in the group. DISCUSSION TOPIC

"How do you think the milk of kindness applies to you?" The final questions: What did you get out of the meeting today? Choice of discussion topic for next meeting: Suggest a topic if you wish. Please return chairs to where you found them and remember to farewell other members. Optional lunch and coffee afterwards at a local restaurant. Contact: Facilitator: Jock: 9484 7041 Email Robert: OMNI_Hornsby@yahoo.com.au Web: http://www.issuu.com/omni_hornsby Promoting the health and well being of men. Shakespeare Quotes: The milk of human kindness

Lady Macbeth: Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be What thou art promis'd. Yet do I fear thy nature, It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way. Macbeth Act 1, scene 5, 15–18 To Lady Macbeth, the "milk of human kindness" is distasteful stuff—no self-respecting man has any use for it. Therefore, when we use the phrase to approve someone's compassion, we reverse the original sentiment. Lady Macbeth is ambitious, and fears that her milky husband lacks the mettle to grab the Scottish crown in the most expeditious manner. "The nearest way," as she sees it, is to murder King Duncan. She hatches this plot—which had independently occurred to Macbeth as well—when he writes home that three witches have prophesied that he would be created "thane" (lord) of Cawdor, and later would ascend the throne. The first half of the prophecy has already come true, and Lady Macbeth is in a hurry to make sure the second half comes true too. As fluids go, Lady Macbeth is more inclined to murderous blood than nurturing milk. Later, goading the hesitant


Macbeth, she insists that, if she had sworn to do it, she wouldn't have hesitated to take her own baby "while it was smiling in my face" and to "Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums,/ And dash'd the brains out." A charming woman.


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