Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Endings

While preparing our dinner this evening, I turned on the television for a little entertainment.  I watched the latter part of a splendid production of "The Nutcracker" on PBS.  Then, while flipping through the channels, I came upon the beginning of one of my favorite movies, "Pride and Prejudice," starring Keira Knightley.  It is such a beautiful movie: The scenery, the cinematography and the music enhance the beauty of Jane Austen's story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, real love and happy endings.  Even the language is beautiful, with such words heard so seldom anymore as derision, taciturn and caprice.  At a time when all we hear are tragic stories of broken marriages and the unhappy lives of the famous and not-so-famous, it is a treat now and again to get lost in beautifully told stories of forever-love.

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