For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, what is unseen is eternal.
    ~2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Monday, October 6, 2014

What Jane Austen can teach Girls about Boys

I love having family and friends come to visit

It's the after-they've-left . . . 

No more toilet paper, lots of dirty laundry, empty food closet, little messes all over the house, and an overflowing trash dumpster. Never mind, that's normal house. Then there are all the missed tv episodes.

TV shows, in my family, exist for the purpose of discussion. We talk about what we're watching. The characters, the plot, the motivations for why people did what they did.

Superherotologist Daughter and I watched PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Keira Knightly version). She asked me about a minor detail in the film. I explained how it symbolized Darcy's struggle with his attraction to Elizabeth. From there we got to talking about why girls sometimes feel all silly inside around boys they dislike or boys who irritate them. 

It was a good mother-daughter moment.

“A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” 

“Angry people are not always wise.” 

“We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.” 

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

“Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.” 

“Her heart did whisper that he had done it for her.” 

What meaningful conversations have you had with your kids, spouse, or friends after watching a tv show or movie or book?

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