— But you will be ready to say, what was your hope in doing this? — What did you look forward to? — To any thing, every thing — to time, chance, circumstances, slow effects, sudden bursts, perserverance and weariness ... Every possibility of good was before me, and the first of blessings secured ... — from Emma, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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October 30, 2011

Not an ordinary Sunday



On this snowy morning {OK, to be honest, we didn't get much here, but I wanted to record this, too; apparently there has only been measurable snow in Boston in October four times since they started keeping records, and Edith Wharton got almost two feet}, I've been thinking about how wonderful it is that I'm planning to spend this afternoon re-reading one of my favorite novels on the 200th anniversary {today!} of its publication.


This isn't a coincidence {I'm re-reading it for this reason}, but it still has me feeling a little awestruck.

5 comments:

Darlene said...

We woke up to hard frost here in Ontario but no sign of snow yet. I'm not ready!

Enjoy your cosy day with a fabulous book. And lots of tea no doubt!

Jillian said...

Wow, that's awesome. Enjoy. :-)

JoAnn said...

Hope you enjoyed your day with S&S. Our area was spared the nor'easter, but we drove right into it for Twin A's Family Weekend. Lots of activities cancelled, so she hunkered down in the hotel with us (of course, we escaped for dinner). Had a marvelous time!

Nicola said...

It's almost unbelievable that it is 200 years old isn't it? The dialogue and humour seem so fresh and contemporary, but that I suppose is Austen's greatness. I love to read in snowy weather - althoug indoors, obviously! I hope you will post more thoughts about S&S.

Bellezza said...

So glad you're going to join in the Persephone Secret Santa; wouldn't it be fun if I 'got' you?!

I've not read Sense and Sensibility, but I love the film I saw on PBS a few seasons ago. It sounds like the perfect thing for a snowy Sunday.

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