Monday, October 31, 2011

An evening with Anne and a cup of peppermint tea.

I took a few weeks off from reading after I consumed the last words of Jane Eyre and then let breath enter my body again.  It was a game changer, that book.  I feel like I need to apologize to those Bronte sisters for ignoring them for so many years.  They don’t get the recognition they deserve, maybe that’s why they were so dark and twisty.
Although, I don’t think I’d be friends with Jane Eyre, she’s so serious and ruled by reason.  I’d roll my eyes at her a lot.  But, Anne Shirley, now we could be the most darling friends, of this I’m sure. 
And this is why.
“I’d like to add some beauty to life,” said Anne dreamily. I don’t exactly want to make  people KNOW more… though I know that IS the noblest ambition… but I’d love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me… to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn’t been born.”  “I think you’re fulfilling that ambition every day,” said Gilbert admiringly.
Me too, Anne.  Thanks for getting me. 
And that is when I put my Kindle down and took a sip of tea.  I might have to put that on a giant canvas.


  1. I could be friend with Anne Shirley, too (and with you, I guess?), for a lot of reasons...

  2. Ah, I love it when I find other adults who love Anne Shirley. It makes me happy. So does my kindle and drinking coffee.

  3. I haven't read Anne in a while. Maybe it's time again!

  4. i adore anne. that must be another reason we're friends. xo

  5. I love Anne...but I love Jane too. I'm so happy you read the book! :)

  6. I love this post! I, too, have to sometimes but my Kindle or books away for a day or two. I get consumed also. :)
    I haven't read Jany Eyre yet but after reading this I just might! :)
    Stopping by from Extraordinary Orinary Just Write


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