Monday, January 28, 2013
200 years ago today! Well-done, Jane! Very well-done!
Her nice and meticulous observations of human character have served me very well over the years, as I play out my role of Mrs. Bennet with a dash of Mr. Woodhouse. To know Jane Austen well is not to know romance but to know the common, "normal", every day human personality with all of its little weaknesses and minor eccentricites.
I do have Mrs. Bennet's "nerves" and am ever so faintly stupid.
And tomorrow will come my personal self-evaluation for January. It will not be pretty!
Not a bit of it!