Staying on the windy side of care...
Posted by Linda K. on September 20, 1998 at 22:24:25:
In response to LOL!!! , written by Haley on September 20, 1998 at 12:49:07
] (snip)...and I really marveled when my sister-in-law told me the other day, how much she loved reading Tess... wow! are there people out there who like to be sad?!? ;)
] I prefer to stay on the windy side of care.. ;)
I don't know that I like being sad, but I certainly can enjoy a sad story. I found "The Color Purple" sad but loved the story; the same with "Hamlet" and "Wuthering Heights." I guess I'm with your sister-in-law in that I enjoyed reading the novel as well, not for the sadness of it all, but for the richness of it all. This novel presents such a vast range of emotions from pain, to shame, to hope, to anticipation, to joy, to fear, to desperation, etc., and that is what makes it great to me, the opportunity to really care about the characters and to feel a bit of what they are experiencing. It is a love story, it just happens to be a tragic one. Life is like that; sometimes we get a "P&P" ending, other times a "Tess" ending. Maybe those who appreciate a "sad" story can do so because they have endured more personal sadness in their own lives(?).
P.S. I don't know how to raise teenagers and stay "on the windy side of care." ;-p
- Raising teenagers...not for the faint of heart :-) Lea 16:31:28 9/21/98 (1)
- I meant boring & uneventful. That "un" makes a difference nfm :) Lea 16:36:01 9/21/98 (0)
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