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- To receive the Jane Austen anthology books I ordered. Yay! I can ship them out to the writers now! I love this book!
- Super grateful to the thoughtful person who sent a box of Harry & David assorted dark chocolates to me. Yummy! It’s a wonderful gift I never would have bought for myself. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
- For my Tachyon pad that heals sore muscles and keeps arthritis out of my left hand.
- For getting back into my yoga routine. My body feels so much better, livelier and more flexible.
- To have my drain pipes unclogged and have the water draining properly.
- For my sunflowers seeds popped up and growing!
- To have breakfast on the sunporch with the Captain before the sun comes round the bend. He looks for me to be there, goes out the door and keeps checking back to see if I am still there. He is precious.
- To be back on my daily walking routine. It feels so good.
- To have writing work to do and get paid for it! wow!
- For readers of all genres, poetry, essays, memoirs, and prose of any kind.
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Her words are everywhere! Jane Austen quotes show up in the least likely places, i.e. cozy mysteries, magazine articles about writing, blogs, advice on anything to do with life, and you’ll find a JA quote to answer it.
I have read many articles and the openings of stories by seeing this most famous JA quote: “It is a truth univers-ally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” No need to identify the writer, everyone knows it on sight!
The words of Jane Austen are relevant to us today in many matters that touch our hearts, open our minds and expand our imaginations. I have found wit, wisdom, joy, and answers to my modern day world in reading her stories, quotes, and letters. Laugh out loud is there, too, and often.
Virginia Woolf (A Room of One’s Own) and famous essayist wrote about JA in 1913 again in 1924, 1925 and again, and again . . .
The great novelist E.M. Forster, 1879 – 1970 states “I am a Jane Austenite, and, therefore, slightly imbecile about Jane Austen. “
“What would Jane Austen say?” is the new game being played even though JA opinions are not known per se.
What is it about JA and her novels that keep each new generation enthralled?
- Happy that I had the mom I did. Happy Birth date, Mom.
- May brings lots of beautiful, colorful flower to the landscaping.
- Glad for my 2 Moderna injections with no negative effects.
- My friskie Captain Midnight gets me up early, early, early.
- People are responding to carefully entering domain the public again.
- My Jane Austen anthology is being published.
- Jane Austen anthology will be available soon.
- The birds that sing songs around my sunporch
- Being connected to writers in my life.
- The opportunities of continual learning, now online.
Directions – arlene s bice (c)
Did you just stop this person and say. . ?
let me tell you the easier, short-cut way
walk up this street until you see the bay
make a left and you’ll see a huge pile of hay
that’s where you, don’t let the police see, you jay
walk across the street, remember you need to stay
on that side, it’s shadier for you, so you may
then walk a block or two, maybe it’s three, and, pay
close attention, hear me now, you’ll turn left, nay
I think you go right, look up high above the fence for a ray
as large as your grandfather’s painted-red winter sleigh
on the billboard, that’s it! you will be in the right sway
have a grand day!
Imagine a window looking into a place or onto a particular scene.
arlene s bice (c)
Mr. Cristofaro was a sculptor
of tombstones only I thought
but no, revealed now to me
a larger than life size sculpture
his interpretation of
Marines raising the
American flag on Iwo Jima
arlene s bice ©
so, what’s up today?
why are you so glum?
did someone pass away?
did you lose a chum?
I can tell by your face
something awful took place
want to talk about it?
come, sit down for a bit
tell me what affects you so
and I can stay with you, or go.
arlene s bice (c)
It’s just getting too late
for any longer of a wait
I must get on with my day
wondering what is the delay
hoping nothing has gone wrong
perhaps memory lapse like an old song
that you carry the memorable tune
sing a word here and there but soon
lose the whole gist of the melody
and wind up singing a parody.
write a parody
The Cat is not in the Hat
Why should the cat be in the hat
Questioned Dr. Sprat
Who happened to house twenty
Cats at home, that’s plenty
He stated, but not one of them
Has a serious, unwanted problem
So they aren’t sent into a corner
Like Jack ‘plum pudding’ Horner
Instead they roam around at will
Loving life, their own shoes to fill.
tis a day to celebrate
twas born someone great
of you I am delighted to know
blow out candles, not the glow
carry the glow forever with you
until you reach the age of 102
or longer if you want .