laugh and the world laughs with you/cry and you cry alone
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I watched a film on You Tube the other day about the life
of Jane Austen. I know that I have mentioned previously that
I am a sucker for a quality period drama/film and there is
certainly a wealth of great while away a moment corset and
cliche drama out there. The story is obviously all important,
I will not waste time on saccharine waffle, yet it is the houses,
interiors and costumes that truly absorb me.
I believe this is a legacy thanks to my parents taking us, on
weekend forays, to museums, stately homes, castles and gardens.
Happy memories lost in mazes at, perhaps, Hampton Court
or Hever Castle - I remain fascinated by the Tudors [recently
watched all 4 series on You Tube - highly recommended!]
hever castle and my family and I
I have never in my life been so darn poor/broke despite my
continued solid work ethic, and to be honest I am scared.
And so back to the Jane Austen film - there was a line
in a scene in which Jane's father counsels his daughter about
the possible outcome of refusing the marriage proposal of a dull yet
extremely wealthy man: it resonated loud:
"... there is nothing like poverty to kill a persons' spirit..."
my daily bread and a mighty thick slice of luck with a slathering
of butter and perhaps a kiss of jam.
x ... ***