"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas with Jane - 1

"Yes, she will remain there till Christmas."
– Fitzwilliam Darcy, Pride & Prejudice

The "she" in the case of this Christmas refers to me.
Yes, I am remaining in one place until Christmas.
Where do I remain? Well, in my current residence.
But wait--that must mean that I am leaving for some place come Christmas? Indeed. You are right.
For the first time in 4 years, I am going home for Christmas! Though it will be slightly different than other Christmases. Considering
  1. We will be without 5 of the original kids. (And their families.)
  2. We will not be in a home I have lived in. (We won't even be in a home.)
  3. We (both my parents + younger brother and I) will be traveling for hours to get home.

But I do not care. I am all in happy anxiety to return to my family for Christmas. So I can bear to "remain [here] till Christmas." Or Christmas Eve. For on that morn I am off for an entire week with my family in the place that saw 8 (combined) years of my life. As that's almost 1/3 of my life-span, I would consider it significant.

1 comment:

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

What a fun idea! I love it. We too will be staying in one place, our own house. There is a SLIM possibility some of my family will be coming to our house for Christmas but its still unknown.
And I will never see the house I grew up in again. (sniff)