However partially focused on Falstaff, and (inevitably) inadequately Shakespearean in many-minded
complexity, Chimes at Midnight is multifaceted and deeply moving.
She sees the living darkness of the hive as an image for the City of God: "She would have thought of it once, the many-minded
, one-minded swarm, as an angel.
God knows there are some distances That must be kept; one must stay free, Be many-minded
, not just the selfish me.