“It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;—it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”
-Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Am I the only one who thinks cutting and keeping a lock of someone’s hair is a weird way to express love and devotion? Thank goodness I don’t live in the 19th century cause I couldn’t deal with that…

I’m about a quarter of the way through Sense and Sensibility and I’m surprised at which character is currently my favorite. I thought I’d like the calm and rational Elinor, but I rather like Marianne! Of course, there are plenty of pages to change my mind but so far all my favorite quotes and thoughts have come from the romanticly inclined Marianne. She’s young and certainly brash but I like her poetic musings and how she turns to her instinct (as displayed in the quote above). I do like Elinor as well and she’s certainly crucial to Marianne’s balance! Does anyone else a have a favorite sister??

*Illustration by Ann Kronheimer


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