bon anniversaire, jane
Did you know today is Jane Austen’s 235th birthday?
(I didn’t either, until someone told me.)
Google (UK) is honouring (with a “u”) this most accomplished authoress with their Google doodle today and it’s so cute, I wanted to share.
As someone who loves her books (and who has hunted down basically every TV and film adaptation ever made of them), I wanted to send out a cheery “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to Miss Austen. You were courageous, creative and a trail-blazer for sassy, independent ladies who speak their mind with intelligence and wit. Cheers to you!
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.
-Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
I plan on celebrating today by watching the most recent adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. It wouldn’t be celebrating Miss Austen without doing a little nail-biting and swooning over a handsome stranger like Edward Ferrars. 🙂