October 12th, 2008

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Anne of Green Gables

I have watched Anne of Green Gables nearly all day long, and far into the night. I am a silly girl.

I saw so much of myself in her. It was beautiful to me.

When I saw the principal of the school of the Pringles' town, I just felt that she had to, HAD TO be Anned. I knew what I would have done. For a second, when I thought they weren't going to continue with her, I thought I might cry. Thank goodness they did.

She did precisely what I would have! That made me so pleased. Invited Katherine along to Green Gables, and talked her into it. Deep smile. She saw the kindred spirit underneath! Of course she did. Smiles.

Just, all of it... It was so beautiful and heartfelt. I loved it. There's more for me to see, but I've seen what I must for now. I couldn't have put it down a second sooner.

I don't feel quite so sick. Two people have left notes on mine outside the door. Smiles. Lora brought me the sub. It is so wonderful here.

I will strive to be like Anne, by striving to be like me! I have found a kindred spirit in Anne Shirley. Deep smile.
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Kindred Spirits

I did some more research on the term kindred spirit. I've done it three times now. Once, sophomore year, when the term was used on me. Second, senior year to compare it to the term "friendship" as a term I would not hear on me from the same person. Third, now, after my experience with Anne of Green Gables.

I found one short definition that made me smile. There were many blogs on the subject and different pages. I am not so sure the term was coined from Anne. Well, by that I mean, I'm pretty sure it was used before that, even if not in popularity. Same as "that takes ovaries" circulated before it was copyrighted with a book.

The definition:

Kindred spirit is a term for someone who shares similar thoughts, feelings, someone who is close in temperament and nature to yourself, to whom you have a rare spiritual link that is very special and you can't quite explain.



Another two things I came across in an intellectual blog on the subject made me both jump for joy (not being alone) and frown deeply.

9:52 PM
Scraps said...

I think that one of the most painful experiences in life is when a kindred spirit cannot be a friend. It hurts so much more.


10:41 AM
TRW said...

Scraps: Yes. (pause for a moment) Yes. It hurts.


There are people out there who can understand, then. Perhaps kindred spirits in kindred pain. I await the day I may meet some, then. Those who know what they have lost by being aware of what they had.
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Ominous School Week

I am not ready to face the school week again.

I don't remember being this sick for a long time. Normally I don't often get sick, and when I do it isn't bad.

Sigh. But I'm sure I'll manage.

I always do somehow.
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Preparation

Tomorrow I have chem first thing.

It's not REALLY important, but I feel as though to get into uni life I should have done more revising. Reading through the notes I typed up last week after the class. I'm going to read what we will end up doing tomorrow, have already started. I'll probably read through the other notes as well.

I just want to get into the good habit. I've never had schooling where a class was once a week. I want to make sure I get into the right rituals.

People think I'm loony. But they're cleverer than I am, and I know I'll have to work harder, so I want to try to keep up or ahead while I can...

I'm still nervous all the time. I'm sure it will pass as I get used to it. Time for me to get into bed and start looking through notes/reading.

Tomorrow I'll have chem until noon, and then I think I'll have to come home and do some work. I've been bad and not typed up my notes for the other four subjects or gone through the blackboards. Want to make sure I do that. Then Writers' Society at 7.30, but I don't think I'll want to go on the pub crawl (gods, what IS it with these Brits and going out after EVERY EVENT?) because I have a 9 a.m. class the next day as well.

I will get the knack of this. I certainly will!