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Monthly Archive: April 2014

on my shelf ~ Darcy’s Story by Janet Aylmer

“Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion and sometimes an indirect boast.”

– Fitzwilliam Darcy, Darcy’s Story by Janet Aylmer

As the title implies, the book is all about Darcy’s story. Yes, we are talking about Elizabeth Bennet’s Darcy. This is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, only this time it is narrated from the point of view of the reserved and distant Fitzwilliam Darcy. The author retells the classic story from his perspective. She lets us peek through Darcy’s mind to understand his most intriguing personality. She dives into his innermost thoughts to disentangle his complexities and explain his unconventional ways. She digs deeper into the hero’s intimate relationships with his family and friends to reveal his arresting and interesting character.

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monday musing ~ aloneliness…

Here I am again. This business of loneliness…
and its getting painful and painful every day…

Maybe this is my fate, my lifetime confidante,
I guess I have no choice but embrace this
this screaming silence
this overwhelming nothingness
this suffocating emptiness
maybe this is my destiny, my forever ally
and there’s no sense ignoring this
this wave of melancholy
this avalanche of uncertainty
this collapsing of sanity..

thursday thought ~ that someone you always want to play with.

There is a long list of people who provide badly-needed relief for all of us. Without them, survival would be impossible.

A brother who always makes you cry, knows exactly how to put a smile on your face and shares that sheet of happiness with you. A sister you can talk to about almost everything and giggles over the silliest of conversations. Your favorite nephew who takes away the day’s fatigue or a niece who’s antics turn your blues into bliss. Your parents ever ready and too willing to give you that welcoming embrace. A grandfather who always listens to your fit of rage or your grandmother who never fails to make that soup of comfort whenever you have to have some. A best-friend who always answers the call, and even shows up in your doorstep, whenever you feel the need to give them a ring. Your favorite dog who loves accompanying you to daily walks and even midnight stroll and understands your desire to snuggle. Or that beloved cat who enjoys cuddling more than anyone else and finds great pleasure just lying next to you in close proximity.

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tuesday tunes ~ Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann

“Don’t worry about the future.

Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.”

– Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann

 

I deemed it necessary to reflect the entire lyrics for this wonderful song in this post. I fell in love with this song, with its brilliant words, the first time I had the chance to hear it. I learned that it was based on a Chicago Tribune column written by Mary Schmich entitled “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young”. It was published on June 1997 as her “Guide to Life For Graduates” should she be asked to speak during commencement exercises. The article was translated into this song word for word with the omission of the opening remarks so you still have to read the whole essay. Enjoy listening and reading!

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