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So first things first!
I hope you had a great day. Whether you spent it with someone you love:
Or some yummy food:
So this year we are doing a return to form. We are ending our 14 days of romantic moments with a Jane Austen film. In 2013 we did Northanger Abbey, in 2014 Persuasion, and this year I decided to do Sense & Sensibility (in honor again for the late Alan Rickman).
So I have been reviewing the book Sense and Sensibility; piece by piece; but in case you haven’t been following me or don’t know the story I’ll do a brief recap.
The elder Dashwood sisters are nothing alike. Elinor is the eldest; reserved, quiet, thinking, sensible, and thoughtful. Marianne is the middle daughter; outspoken, feeling, emotional, impulsive, and doesn’t always think things through. They live with their mother and younger sister.
Everything changes when their father dies and the estate passes to their half-brother. They are left with very little fortune and forced to move away. Before they leave they encounter Edward Ferrars, their brother-in-law, and Elinor falls for him, yet chooses not to act on her feelings.
In their new home; their kindly but meddling neighbors try to marry off the girls. They set their sights on uniting one of the girls with Colonel Brandon. Colonel Brandon falls for Marianne, but the constant meddling has Marianne completely turned off.
Instead she falls for he handsome and dashing Mr. Willoughby; but is he everything that he seems?
Will the girls find their true paths? Is Mr. Willoughby really a romantic hero? What is better sense? Or sensibility?
So my favorite romantic moment from Sense & Sensibility comes at the very end of the film. Willoughby has dumped Marianne without a word:
And married another to keep his rich lifestyle. Marianne and Elinor left the city as soon as they discovered this, but Marianne was suffering from a broken heart.
As they journey home, they take a quick stop at a friend’s place; which just so happens to not be too far away from Willoughby’s. Marianne tries to walk there in a rainstorm, being saved by Colonel Brandon.
However, she is taken deathly ill and almost dies. She recovers and spends a lot of time with Colonel Brandon. He loves to read the same things as her, loves music, etc. As they spend more and more time together, Marianne realizes that she loves Colonel Brandon.
So my favorite romantic moment comes after one of their reading events. Marianne wants to spend time together the next day, but Colonel Brandon has to go away. Marianne tells him:
Marianne: [to Colonel Brandon] You will not stay away long.
I know some may feel like really? But too me I love it and feel it is so romantic because it is only a few words, but in that Marianne is able to share her feelings and let Colonel Brandon know how much she loves him. And when Colonel Brabdon hears them and recognizes the sentiment behind the words, his whole face lights up.
Sooooo cute! I just love it. 🙂
So that ends Romance is in the Air: Part IV. I hope you enjoyed it. It was very different this year as I added in some TV episodes and reviewed a few films most wouldn’t consider romantic. But all in all I had a great time writing these and I hoped you enjoyed reading them.
Romantic Moment #1: I Can’t Pretend, I Have to Be: Casual Sex? (1988)
Romantic Moment #4: I Want to Be Your Ideal Man: Grease (1978)
Romantic Moment #6: Even Though I’m Furious With You, I Still Love You: War Room (2015)
Romantic Moment #8: I’d Lay Down My Life for You: Pocahontas (1995)
Romantic Moment #10: I’m Putting You First: How to Steal a Million (1966)
Romantic Moment #11: I Want to Understand You: North & South (2004)
Romantic Moment #12: You Were Right, Let’s Get Married: Psycho (1960)
Romantic Moment #13: I’m Okay With Waiting: Fateful, Awkward (2011)
For more on Colonel Brandon, go to A Man of Great Worth and Respectability
For more on Marianne Dashwood, go to Waiter, There’s Some Disney in My Jane Austen
For more on Sense and Sensibility, go to Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose: Super Bowl 50
Guys the answer to that is pretty simple…
Come on guys, it’s as simple as that. And to be honest, these are the only things that the right girl will want:
And if you find one of these girls make sure you never let them go.
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Today love seems so convoluted. You’re supposed to have multiple boyfriends vying for your attention.
What’s wrong with dating one person and seeing if they are right?
Or how about every relationship has to be about sex, in fact “love experts” recommend “sleeping around” to figure out what you like. A lot say a one-night stand “empowers” you.
Whatever happened to getting in relationships because you are trying to find your soul mate. And getting to actually know that person by just spending time with them without all these added pressures of having to have sex with them and move in together. If you don’t do those things there is something “wrong” with you. Why does it have to be like that? Why can’t it be like this?
Whatever happened to romance?
I don’t care what others say, I want to fall in love vintage style.
Let’s bring these back.
I sometimes feel as if I’ll never meet a guy who feels the same way…
But I refuse to settle for the second best
And eventually I’ll find him.
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I agree. Nothing perfect is beautiful, it is those that are unusual and different that hold real beauty.
Beauty can be fake, but flaws are real. And those are what truly make up who we are.
Perfect is boring and I’m glad I don’t have any of that around.
For more on Jane Austen, go to An Assembly Such As This
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