Inspiration: God’s Work
Be assured that, at the right time, God will provide you with the words to say and a boldness to say them that you never thought possible. Dr. Bruce Wilkinson
“When he was present she had no eyes for anyone else. Everything he did was right. Everything he said was clever. If their evenings at the Park were concluded with cards, he cheated himself and all the rest of the party to get her a good hand. If dancing formed the amusement of the night, they were partners for half the time; and when obliged to separate for a couple of dances, were careful to stand together, and scarcely spoke a word to anybody else. Such conduct made them, of course, most exceedingly laughed at; but ridicule could not shame, and seemed hardly to provoke them.”
– Sense and Sensibility, Ch. 11
Panera Bread at New Port Beach, CA
Beautiful Beautiful Flowers
Inspiration: Reaching Out
A visit or a call from a friend can you heal you. You can also heal a friend in this same way. Is there someone you’ve been wanting to contact but haven’t made time for? Today, make the time.
Caroline Myss and Peter Occhiograsso
My thoughts on “Sense and Sensibility” by Jane Austin
I finished reading the book yesterday and I must say that it was a pretty good read. I got interested in Jane Austin because so many people have associated her with “romance” and praised her ability to depict emotion so I had to find out for myself what the fuss was all about.
Since this was my first Jane Austin novel, I didn’t know what to expect. The story line was alright but the characterization was fascinating. I especially enjoyed the character and personality of Elinor even though I’m the opposite of her. I liked how she kept calm and cool, the restraint of her manner, and how prudent she was when faced with difficult situation like when Lucy was telling her about her engagement to Edward and or when Willoughby came and revealed his heart to her. I certainly wish and I’m working on having the self-control and logic of Elinor.
What’s interesting though is that the stark contrast between the two sisters: Elinor and Marianne was supposed to represent what the literary scene in Austin’s day. Elinor represents the classic trend of traditions and self-image and Marianne represents the new trend the encouraged expression and indulgence in nature and luxury. In other words, I feel like Marianne’s character should have been more appealing to the reader but I much preferred the depth of Elinor’s character.
Have you ever read “Sense and Sensibility”, if yes then what did you think of it?
My 2AM Trip to IHOP
Your true sense is your soul, which is eternal and exists in an ocean of love. You are not your body.
Brian L. Weiss, M.D.