7/6/08

Long Dresses and Candlesticks



'Pride and Prejudice' was watched this afternoon,
for the umpteenth time at our house...

Teenage girls inhabit our home, not only our two,
and they all seem to love
Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott...

and as I've watched them, watching
Jane and Elizabeth, and the March girls...

it occurs to me that they seem to desire
the simplicity these authors offer...

the language and style

the modesty, courtships, and romance

the long walks, the ice skating on frozen ponds,
the carriage rides, the letter writing,
the feathers dipped in ink...

and that if, given a choice,
of the distractions of this world
or the world of Jo and Meg,
they might just choose the latter...

1 comment:

ICJesus said...

Trix,

Pride & Prejudice PROVES you can produce a great movie with no sex or foul language. The version with Keira Knightly has cinematography to DIE for. One of my favorite movies of all time.

On my list of things to do before I die is to visit the filming locations of that movie. Lincolnshire, Peak District & Derbyshire which can be found at www.visitprideandprejudice.com.

Oh well, there I go proving my nerdiness again!!!

Always, Angel