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Persuaded

After my Homeric experience with The Iliad, I wanted something close to my liking. What’s better than Jane Austen‘s Persuasion?

Cover of "Persuasion (Oxford World's Clas...

Cover of Persuasion (Oxford World’s Classics)

I wrote before about this being my favorite Austen and it still is. This time I realized the actual amount of persuasion that goes around. From Anne Elliot to each Miss Musgrove, everybody is persuaded at one point or another.

Still, Anne’s and Captain Wentworth’s love story is the best around. Lest face it, they’re not young and that’s what is so appealing about their romance.

Now I’m ready for some more reading.

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Falling into autumn

 

Fall is here! That’s the reason I’m so happy, happy, happy people. Fall, or autumn as I actually like to call it because sometimes I like to play the snob, is my favorite season of them all. It has to do with the turning leaves. I just love the colors. It’s a way for Mother nature to create art before a really awful season. And nature creating art is a really big deal, I mean, will art being man-made and all.

Several leaves in autumn's colors covered with the morning dew

Autumn maple leaves by Rosendahl

But I digress. This season I’ll expect to do the fall cleaning. Every year I feel this huge need to do a deep cleaning in my house bu this time. It’s stronger than in any other season. Maybe it’s a pre-winter thing. I’m finding very curious things that I’ve forgotten in almost a year, but nothing that actually inspire me to write.

An autumn leave close-up

Autumn is in the detail by Mark Cummins (www.ruffrootcreative.com)

I have not written anything at all since spring. Summer turned out to be chaotic and I’ve not recovered from it. Organization has never been my forte, but since my baby was born I’ve tried to set up some order for her sake. It worked pretty much fine until last summer.

Maple trees, fall foliage, Quebec City

Maple trees, fall foliage, Quebec City by Cary Bass

Having a bunch of people in my house didn’t help to bring order to my life. It did manage to help me finish my Jane Austen Movie Marathon, but what about my writing? Maybe I’m scared to death about the exposition it may bring my way. I shouldn’t be worried, right? Then why am I? Meanwhile, I’m enjoy autumn and the energy it filling me in. Who knows maybe I’m able to write after I get tire of cleaning.

 

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Mission accomplished

I actually managed to complete my mission: I’ve watched eight Jane Austen related movies and lived to tell about it. And I enjoyed every one of them, but, as usual, I liked one above the rest. Can you guess which one?

I am Anne Elliot!

Yep, I didn’t need to take a test to know I liked Persuasion more than any other of the movies. Nevertheless, I was thrilled to know I am Anne Elliot.

Now I’m back to my day-to-day life. The house feels empty without my parents, it feels less like a home. And I’m spending my mornings missing my little baby. But I’m getting used to it. Life goes on and her place is school now.

I also realized that I have a lot of unfinished projects around the house and a large stack of unfinished books that pretty much looks like this:

A picture of several book stacks on the floor.

Photo by xtrarant

I went back to reading Boccaccio’s Decameron, that I started before the movie marathon, but I’ve not been able to write anything else besides this blog post. Therefore my short story is still a possibility, not a reality.

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