"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

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"My One Weakness"

[from my LDS blog today]

Day 111

-observing interactions and relationships which help me reflect upon and learn from my own
-simplicity in life and knowing what is worthy and worthwhile
-honest, true values shown to be important and worth having
-happiness in marriage portrayed to be important, worth having, and possible
-observing a good example of a strong, happy marriage at work
-spending a lengthy amount of time with people who soon feel as if they're friends--even if they're fictional people
-enjoyable laughter of all kinds
-quotes worthy of application and memorization
-period dramas

Yes--I have been enjoying all of these in the form of Lark Rise to Candleford--my latest period obsession.

(And if you're familiar with the series, you'll know how hilarious and pertinent the post title is.)


Jess said...

Oooo! Another period piece!! Do they bump hands over a bowl while washing up? ;) I will have to look for this "Lark Rise to Candleford". Have you seen "Cranford" or "Little Dorrit"? I watched most of both of them on PBS before I came back to Philmont and enjoyed them tremendously. I think you would, too!

Heidi said...

Oh, yes! I've seen both within the last 6 months, as well as "Return to Cranford." Delightful!!!

Mona said...

"RETURN to Cranford"?! There is such a thing?! Oh no! How can I see it? I'm going to die. By the way my dear, did you know I've been to the site of Jane's school as a girl in Reading? and to her memorial in Westminster Abbey? Would you like me to send your pictures when I'm there again this summer?

Heidi said...

I would love for you to send those pictures!! Thank you so much!

Here is info. on Cranford's sequel: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/cranford2/index.html

Jess said...

P.S. I have a surprise for you on my blog: http://jestkeptsecret.blogspot.com/2010/04/surprises-as-promised_30.html