The quality of mercy is not strained.”
I don’t know whether Robert Jordan or his wife, Cathy, have ever read The Merchant of Venice, or any of Shakespeare’s timeless works for that matter.
Certainly not with all they’ve been going through for practically the past 30 years.
Yet the English bard’s words resonate for the 60ish Parrish couple today.
They took on real meaning after the State Attorney’s office announced last Tuesday it would not prosecute the husband for cultivating marijuana at the couple’s Parrish home.
A sensible decision.
A welcome one, too.
Happy. Excited. Grateful.
Robert Jordan was all those things when he found out.
Good for him.
Good for his wife.
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