Friday, March 20, 2009
Spending Spring with Jane
Though the sun is playing peek-a-boo today, I'm still happy that Spring is officially here! This winter has been brutal for me literally and personally. Goodbye, Winter. Hello, SPRING!!!
Big hugs to all of you for your generous words on my video! The next one will be me reading poetry. Look for it next week. I will try my best to make it interesting and not a snooze fest.
Yesterday, I finished reading Sense and Sensibility which I enjoyed. It was so good. Can I tell you how much I loved Colonel Brandon!! He is my favorite man in the whole book. Edward is sweet and as for Willougby.. I have know a man or two like that in my lifetime. (Which I'm not sure is good or bad.) I must confess when I was younger I was like Marianne in the way I viewed love. I have matured quite nicely. I do adore the 1995 S&S starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. While I was reading, scenes from the movie rose up from my memory. Emma deserved the Oscar she won for best screenplay. Yes, Emma was considerably older than Elinor in the book. Still, I feel she captured Elinor's essence. I did miss the recent pbs version of S&S. I'm sure I'll be able to rent it soon. Now, I need advice. What is the next book by Jane Austen should I read? Is there any order to read them in?
Along with spending Spring with Jane, I'm also committing energy to my one woman show project. I've always wanted to do a one woman show since I saw Whoopi's show on HBO back in the day. I may have stumbled on a great idea to do one. I feel I'm mature enough to see it through it now. There is a never dull moment over here at Swanofdreamers! I always have creative ideas and projects that I'm working on in one form or another. I'm sure I'm not the only one like this.
Enjoy the first Friday of Spring wherever you are. As always, Sweet Dreams
PS. I do think it's interesting that Emma married Greg Wise(who played Willoughby in S&S) and they have a child together.