Saturday, January 12, 2008
No One Has to Persuade Me to Watch This
Persuasion could very well be my favorite of all the Jane Austen books- and of all the movie adaptations. This is the story of enduring love, prevailing love, love that was meddled with, and love that won out...in the end.
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant, " says Captain Wentworth to Anne Elliot.
Constancy never sounded so good.
(Sunday night, Harry, Bill, Abby and I will be watching Persuasion on PBS. Hold all phone calls. I don't want to miss a minute of this!)