Friday, 1 January 2010

Jane Austen Quote of the Week- Week 89

The first quote of 2010 is taken from chapter 5 of Mansfield Park. The topic of the conversation is actually marriage and Mary is being flourished with some wise insight.

I think that this quote need not only apply to marriage, I think that it is applicable to life in general. At this point where we enter a new year, there are often many mixed emotions; people may feel pressure to make changes and embrace new things. I think that although this quote could be perceived as having a pessimistic stance, I actually feel that it is rather enlightening.

I like to think that sometimes fate will support us and if we have experienced dissapointment in whatever form during 2009, perhaps the natural course of life events will lead us down a new path, one with more happiness and opportunities.

"There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere."

Feeling comfort is vital in this life. I hope that all of you out there are spending time with, or thinking about loved ones at this time and that this brings you comfort.

Lets all wish for happiness in 2010. Happy New Year everyone.


Linda Fern said...

Wonderful quote, especially for this New Year! Most helpful! Thanks so much, dear Rachel!

Yrs aff'ly,
Linda the Librarian

Icha said...

I too agree, a most beautiful quote for the New Year. Thanks a lot Rachel! (hugs!)

Jane Odiwe said...

Happy New Year to everyone at Becoming Jane blog!