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Written by Cheryl
(4/11/2003 1:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Simple Pleasures..., penned by Rebecca Nix
She has the rare ability to find enjoyment in her surroundings, no matter where she is. This bit from her evening at the theatre is vintage Catherine. She had been turned away from the Tilney's door that morning when she went to apologize to Eleanor and
"Dejected and humbled, she had even some thoughts of not going with the others to the theatre that night; but it must be confessed that they were not of long continuance, for she soon recollected, in the first place, that she was without any excuse for staying at home; and, in the second, that it was a play she wanted very much to see ... She was not deceived in her own expectation of pleasure; the comedy so well suspended her care that no one, observing her during the first four acts, would have supposed she had any wretchedness about her.
Some might see this as Catherine being "simple" or not having much depth, but I think this shows a great elasticity of mind, and the ability to live in the present that is very rare.
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