Monday, May 2, 2022

A little different direction

Because I am limited due to the break of my shoulder, I think I will take a little different direction for the month of May.  Hopefully I will be back on track by June. PT starts this week, so I will know better where my limitations lie.

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I think I must be a romantic at heart.

I love to read old stories. I fell in love with the classics several years ago.

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice stole my heart. The love story between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy wrapped me up in their emotional interludes. Love/hate/misunderstandings/reconciliation/happy ending. How could I ask for more?

And then there was Emma,

the spoiled country girl who tried to be the matchmaker. Only to find that it was she who would lose in love. Ah! But there is also another happy ending.

Sense and Sensibility............

Two sisters, two loves, two broken hearts, two happy endings.  These books are so much more than the movies portray.

Jane Austen is not the only classic author I favor.

I recently listened to the "Little Women" CD's. I found this to be a most enjoyable book. With so many characters and story lines. Even though I have enjoyed the movies, the books have so much more depth.

And speaking of movies, a couple of years ago I watched "North and South" a PBS made for TV movie. I thought the production was good, and ventured to find the book. It was very elusive. But when I came across a paperback copy, I grabbed it.

I'm telling you, I was gripped by this story. The movie is nothing compared to the story of Margaret and Mr. Thornton. One reason I love to read these old classics, is that their emotions are written in such beautiful detail, and yet there is nothing unsavory.

Yep, I think I am a romantic at heart. Love the old classics. How about you?

3 comments:

Lori said...

Me, too. But, while I am a romantic, I also have degrees in history so I love the historical details of the old classics.

Darlene of Creative Latitude said...

I'm happy to hear you are starting PT. I too love to re-read the classics.

Patty McDonald said...

Yea, you're starting PT. Hope things go very well for you.
Sewing, gardening, and reading have always been my passion. As I'm aging and having more health problems, I do a little sewing and gardening but reading is my number 1 love. I enjoy historical novels of WWI and WWII. My grandfather was in the British army during WWI and my dad was in the British army during WWII. He was captured at Dunkirk and held in German prison camps for 4 years. My mom was a teen in German occupied Belgium. My grandmother was involved in the Belgium underground hiding British and American soldiers.