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I finished reading Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. I loved it.

I thought the ending sentence was a bit odd though…”Between Barton and Delaford, there was that constant communication which strong family affection would naturally dictate; and among the merits and the happiness of Elinor and Marianne, let it not be ranked as the least considerable, that though sisters, they could live without disagreement between themselves, or producing coolness between their husbands.”

So the two sisters got along, not that there was any question in my mind that they ever wouldn’t. And their husbands got along too. And everyone lived happily ever after!

To me, “sense” represents common sense, and “sensibility” represents the expectations of society and culture, and perhaps emotions as well. Or maybe emotions are part of “sense”. I’m not sure. I don’t have time to look into it right now either. Anyone out there have any thoughts on the subject? I would love to hear them!

I adore Miss Austen’s sense of humor – she can be quite hilarious. I very much enjoyed whenever she wrote about Mrs. Ferrars…”Though it is not to be supposed that Mrs. Ferrars can have the smallest satisfaction in knowing that her son has money enough to live upon…” Miss Austen has a very good understanding of the motives behind human actions.

I was so happy that Elinor and Edward finally got together. I just love Elinor! I think she is wonderful, and would like to be more like her myself.

I liked Marianne as well – her impetuousness, her emotional honesty – she was quite the drama queen! But she was also fun, and felt things deeply. And had no problem letting everyone around her know!

Now I’m reading Pride and Prejudice . I’m enjoying it, but not as much as Sense and Sensibility. There are a lot of unlikable characters (Miss Bing, Mrs. Hurst, Lady Catherine, Mrs. Bennett, who might be the most unlikable – wait a minute – why are these all women?) and I’m not really sure where the story is going. I like Elizabeth but she’s a bit of a weird one too. I like Jane very much, and Mary too although she is a minor character.

I can’t believe I’m doing this again
Here is a picture of Lily on her first day of school on Tuesday. It’s going well so far. I’m drowning in the usual first-week-of-school paperwork. Lily is happy and enthusiastic about school and getting to ride a bus.

ready for education

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