“Can you die of happiness?”
The DVD came in a few days ago but just this afternoon I was finally able to take some time and immerse myself in one of my favorite films, Pride & Prejudice. I read the book sometime during high school and Jane Austen became one of those authors that inspired storytelling, social commentary, and ignited my tendency towards romantic fiction. At that young age I was so curious and surprised by the way in which young men and women interacted with one another, the layers upon layers that exist in humankind, and this dependence on social standing to determine identity. Topics that although manifested long ago, still carry relevance today. Above all, I enjoyed the dialogue and sparks that flew between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, along with the judgments, wittiness, and affection that grows between the two. Having the movie to refer to provided more to my imagination and oh how I enjoy the decor, empire waist gowns, and the beautiful stately homes. It’s characters such as Elizabeth that gently remind me of what it means to be a strong and courageous woman.
And one more thing….the scene where Mr. Darcy is walking through the field in the dusk, coming towards Elizabeth…….I swear goosebumps covered my entire body, so unapologetically romantic!
Credit must be given where it is due: when I saw Kim here I was smitten by her genius outfit, and even more so with the babydoll tunic she had found at F21. I immediately made moves to make this beautiful and delicate top mine, and in the process stumbled upon this cardigan that seemed to pair perfectly. Its neutral brown color is beautiful and I adore its possibilities with jeans, skirts, and maybe even shorts for a daring day in the late spring…. Thank you Kim for always managing to locate some real gems!