Saturday, November 17, 2007
"Pitching and mooning?"
When I was a kid, I always thought all the girly mumbo-jumbo was highly over-rated...in fact, I would even venture to say that for the first ten years or so of my life, I wanted to be a boy so I could be cool enough to follow my brothers around--which I would also venture to say they thought quite annoying at the time.
But because of that phase in my life, some of the girly things in life--dressing up, cooking, chick-flicks and such--are new to me. But there was alway one thing that passed through the radar of my attempted tomboyishness, and it's only gotten better with age--Anne of Green Gables.
Today the girls and I at the house decided it was time for a good old girl day, so we've broken it out, and we're watching Anne in one sit--all 7.15 hours of her!
I mean, who could turn down lines like this:
ANNE: Well he certainly isn't the wild, dashing young man Diana used to want to marry. Fred is extremely good.
MARILLA: That is exactly what he should be. Would you want to marry a wicked man?
ANNE: Well, I wouldn't marry anyone who was really wicked, but I think I'd like it if he could be wicked and wouldn't.
...or what about that final scene--I mean, every girl knows that final scene on the bridge, the leaves, the suit, that look he always gives Anne (need I go on?)...
ANNE: I went looking for my ideals outside myself and discovered it's not what the world holds for you, but what you bring to it. The dreams dearest to my heart are right here.
GILBERT: Well, I hope you keep on dreaming. It will be three years before I finish medical school, and even then there won't be any diamond sunbursts or marble halls...
ANNE: I don't want sunbursts or marble halls. I just want... you.
So, yes, it's true--I am a girl, and apparently a pretty girly one at that.