What a lovely celebration I shared with my daughter, The Little White Attic. I reread Jane Austen’s Persuasion. While my daughter painted 2 lovely pictures of Anne at the sea, I actually went to Seaside and took some gorgeous photos of the sunset there. I, too, looked out at the ocean through a telescope and thought of Anne in Bath or Lyme.
At midnight on the night of Anne’s birthday, we watched Persuasion and then worked on charms. I’m presently beginning work on my jewelry pieces for the Everything Austen challenge, and I’m happy in the knowledge that I’ve completed #1 on my list.
Did you notice the Austen heroine quiz on my sidebar? Well, Anne is the woman I’d like to be like….she didn’t complain or hold a grudge. She didn’t feel sorry for herself even when her family treated her like something you’d throw out with the litter box. She truly cared for others and forgave everyone.