Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks.

A prince can call himself a beggar and we all know that it’s a metaphor. It’s an obvious antithesis for him.

If I were to say this, it would be a little muddier. You might notice the hole in my sock and my hand-me-down clothes and wonder if I might really be a beggar. I feel like one sometimes for sure. Especially, when I’m fundraising for a show.

Because of all that fundraising, I do a lot of thanking. Sometimes I feel rich in thanks in that I have so many good people to give those thanks to. But given how it can feel like our gratitude is never adequate, we probably all feel poor in thanks at one time or another, prince or actual beggar.

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