Monday, August 31, 2015

Of This Romance

Anne Shirley: Can't you even imagine you're in the depths of despair?
Marilla Cuthbert: No I cannot. To despair is to turn your back on God. 



 
If I allowed my heart to lead 
then I would wallow in the blue
of letting go; Summer's end weds
With the intent of 'missing you'
and so instead I'll tell my head
to tell my heart to dream and dance
lest in the blue of 'missing you'
I miss the bliss of This Romance



It's become tradition for us to watch/listen to Anne of Green Gables while we preserve peaches. This year a few great lines struck me with fresh appreciation.

 Anne Shirley: Don't you ever imagine things differently from what they are?
Marilla Cuthbert: No.
Anne Shirley: Oh Marilla, how much you miss. 

 (I hope you've had the delight to meet Anne with an 'e' even if you are not a kindred spirit it is worth the read!)

4 comments:

  1. OH this post brings back memories...I really need to watch this again! And the quotes you shared are wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by, Janet...I always appreciate your kind comments!

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  2. me too! my daughter Victoria, had a friend over to visit. This girl lives in Africa but they come home on furlough every so often and when I asked her if she likes Anne of Green Gables she said, 'who?'
    She had never heard of her...or Little Women or Little Men. I plan to introduce her to them before they return to Africa in the spring;-)
    (although I won't force her if she doesn't want to) When I asked her if she wants to watch it with us while we do peaches she said, nope.

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