Sunday, 20 June 2010

Jane Austen Quote of the Week 113

Apologies for the rather belated quote for friends in Australasia (it's almost dinner time on Sunday here). I finally picked a quote from Emma, Volume III Chapter 12, first paragraph to convey what I've felt as of late.

Till now that she was threatened with its loss, Emma had never known how much of her happiness depended on being first with Mr. Knightley, first in the interest and affection.

The sentence is so true for Emma's and Mr. Knightley's story, but it can be very true for many of us as well. Particularly when we take things for granted (as Emma to Mr. Knightley pre-Harriet's confession), we tend to get panic, or at least become very unhappy when something/someone very important is taken away from us, or had to leave us. I guess the lesson to be learned is... always be grateful, no matter what? And be grateful of every small love we receive on Earth.

Pic: Emma (Romola Garai) and Mr. Knightley (Jonny Lee. Miller) from 2009 BBC Emma, pic from Jane Austen's World

1 comment:

Linda Fern said...

> And be grateful of every small love we receive on Earth.

Correct! How often we forget the "good" things in the midst of so many "bad" things, or so it seems. Thanks, Icha.

Yrs aff'ly,
Linda the Librarian