Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ramblings

I have been restless lately. Restless and forgetful. What a pair! Restless as in I have been very conscious lately about making my life the biggest fullest life I can possibly lead- and am I doing all that I can to get there...and where exactly is there? And forgetful like would I remember that I was there or how I got there? (Really its more like wandering around the kitchen trying to think of what I came in there for, or neglecting to take off my hideously ugly but very warm brown and orange argyle socks whilst wearing ridiculous gold sparkle flats to drop Ezra off at school this morning.)  Aside from the socks, do you sometimes feel this way too? 


I started a new book.  Lately, I've noticed that it has been more difficult for me to love a book immediately.  Or to even be friendly with it.  It has been taking ever so many chapters to develop a friendship with my recent reads.  Then half way through (at least most of them) I realize that I do love them and they are kindred spirits and then I hate to put them down, or say goodbye when I'm finished.  (I usually re-read everything that I really love, so its always with a promise for another visit.) My bookishenss I'm certain has some tie to both my antsy ways and my forgetfulness of late.  I'm just not exactly sure how.  (Or maybe I did and I just forgot?!)


While still trying to get acquainted with my current  book, I began cheating on her with an old chum... the ENTIRE Anne of Green Gables collection.  Is there any set of stories you would rather climb into and be apart of then LM Montgomery's tales?  I haven't read them for ever so long, and guess I was due for a visit- I downloaded the entire series (for free!) and just dug in.  I didn't realize how many Anne-isms I use daily.  Its funny how certain things stay with you always. 


"There is so much in the world for us all if we only have the eyes to see it, and the heart to love it, and the hand to gather it to ourselves- so much in men and women, so much in art and literature, so much everywhere in which to delight, and for which to be thankful."  (Anne of the Island...LM Montgomery.)  It seemed like I was just supposed to read that passage today, and pass it along to you.

6 comments:

  1. I think we all feel the way you do because we go so hard at things for awhile and then when we have more time to relax, we get confused. "What was I doing?" "Wasn't there something I had to get done" I don't know how to use the time for a while. It is not just you, we are all there too at times. I have shelves of books that I should be reading but when I commit to a book it becomes all consuming, can't just read a few pages. Husband starts saying stop reading and lets get to work, Yikes, can't stop till the story is over so I hesitate to start. The pie society book is on my shelf also, shall I start it too?

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    1. You are a dear! Thank you. Devouring books...the best of diets. Yes start the Pie Society. (Even though Anne and I are still hanging 'round together in the evenings.)

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  2. I know what you mean, been feeling a bit that way too for a while, don't know why. Antsy is a good word, maybe a little anxious. I seem to feel like I'm missing something, I don't know, its odd. Having a hard time getting into a book at all which is also weird since I've always been a voracious reader. Maybe I need a nap, who knows. Thanks for the quote, I read it about 100 times. Maybe that'll get me going.

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    1. I am so grateful that you and Denise found me. I am so lucky, and so thankful!
      Web friends! Who knew?!

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  3. Definitely not just you. I forget what I'm meant to be doing several times a day - although I don't think I've yet tried the argyle socks and gold sparkle flats as a look. At least I don't remember, and surely the fact that you do is a very good sign that it isn't all downhill. Anne of Green Gables - now there is a book. I remember my Mum giving it to me to read, and recently Milly discovered it. So sweet in every way. xx

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    1. Marigold...are you by chance a Libra?

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