But I was not brought up in Scotland. I don't speak with a Scots accent and I don't live (nor ever have) in Scotland, so I have no say in Scotland's future. No vote for me, in spite of my Scottish name, ancestry and heritage. I am officially as Scottish as the average Canadian.
I can see and understand arguments both for and against independence. My heart encourages romanticism and autonomy, my head considers the history of Scotland prior to Union and I go into a cold sweat. But enough is enough. Here are some thoughts from a real thinker:
19Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
20Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
21To the last syllable of recorded time,
22And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
23The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
24Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
25That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
26And then is heard no more: it is a tale
27Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
that but this blow
5Might be the be-all and the end-all — here,
6But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,
7We'd jump the life to come
Nought's had, all's spent,
5Where our desire is got without content;
6'Tis safer to be that which we destroy
7Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.