My favourite “Pat Of Silver Bush” quotes.

So I thought I’d also share with you some of my favourite quotes from “Pat Of Silver Bush” series, also by Lucy Maud Montgomery. “Pat Of SIlver Bush” tells a story of Pat’s life. She is very deeply attached to her family home called Silver Bush, she just literally lives for it, and as one of her uncles said, Silver Bush was her religion. She loved her family deeply and hated any changes. And hated leaving Silver Bush. Since as you probably know I’ve spent almost my entire childhood at the boarding school and hated, I related to Pat a lot, almost as much as to Emily of New Moon. So here are some quotes.

“Don’t be fretting…about me marrying. Marrying’s a trouble and not marrying’s a trouble and I sticks to the trouble I knows.”

“If you believe in a thing it doesn’t matter whether it exists or not”

“No matter what dreadful things happened at least there were still cats in the world.”

“Oh, oh, it’s not meself that do be knowing what the girls of today are coming to. Trying to make thimselves into min and not succading very well at that.”

And here are some quotes from “Mistress Pat”:

“There might be some hours of loneliness. But there was something wonderful even in loneliness. At least you belonged to yourself when you were lonely.” —

“I don’t seem to be like other girls, Judy. They all want to go to college and have a career. I don’t…I just want to stay at Silver Bush and help you and mother. There’s work for me here, Judy…you know there is. Mother isn’t strong. As for being educated…I shall be well educated…love educates, Judy.”

“I’ve always thought nobody understood me quite as well as I understood myself.”

“I love keeping house…it’s really a lovely phrase isn’t it? Keeping it…holding it fast against the world…against all the forces trying to tear it open.”

“If one could only feel always like this,” Pat had said once to Judy. “All the little worries swallowed up…all the petty spites and fears and disappointments forgotten…just love and peace and beauty.”

“Oh, oh, but what wud there be lift for heaven, girl dear?” asked Judy.”

“These modern novels that leave everything unfinished annoy me…”

“But things are often unfinished in real life,” said Pat…

“All the more reason why they should come right in books,” said Uncle Horace testily. “Real life! We get enough real life living. I like fairy tales. I like a nice snug tidy ending in a book with all the loose ends tucked in.”

“They can laugh when things go wrong. I like that. Anyone can laugh when it’s all smooth sailing.”

“Everybody is a little insane on some points”

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My favourite “Jane Of Lantern Hill” quotes.

I was rereading this book a few days ago for like a fourth time in my life I guess, and thought I’d share with you a few of my favourite quotes from this book. For those of you who have never heard of it, it’s written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It tells the story of a girl called Jane, who lives with her mum and her grandmother in Toronto. She is mainly brought up by her stern and demanding grandma, because her mum, although very loving, caring and just wonderful, is afraid to opose and claims she should be grateful for her mother for things she did for her. Jane thinks her father died, but one year she’s told he’s still alive, and then she gets a letter from him and he invites her for holidays on Prince Edward Isle. And then the most interesting part of this book starts. So here are a few quotes. I usually don’t particularly search for quotes in books and don’t focus on them a lot, but since I’ve been rereading Montgomery’s books many times, I have my favourite quotes or even whole paragraphs in her books.

“It’s the fools that make all the trouble in the world, not the wicked.”

“Can I help you?” said Jane.

Though Jane herself had no inkling of it, those words were the keynote of her character. Any one else would probably have said, “What is the matter?” But Jane always wanted to help: and, though she was too young to realize it, the tragedy of her little existence was that nobody ever wanted her help.”

“Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” The most terrible and tremendous saying in the world, Jane… because we are all afraid of truth and afraid of freedom… that’s why we murdered Jesus.”

Question of the day.

If you HAD to vote for any celebrity to be president right now, who would you vote for, and why?

My answer:

A very very tricky question for me to answer, simply because I don’t trace any celebrities with a particular interest and I don’t know anything about their political views. Being a rightist with a liberal mind, I think I wouldn’t mind to vote for a celeb to be a president unless our views would be similar and they’d seem trustworthy, and I wouldn’t care if our president would be a celeb, unless they’d be serious about the role they have in the country and wouldn’t be more focused on their celebrity career instead of duties they have towards the society. We have one celebrity who is a well-known politician in the Polish parliament and he has his own party. I can’t say I liked him as a celeb, he was a pop musician and his music was as colourless as so much other pop music, nothing particular. His party is in alliance with our currently ruling party which I voted for and agree with their views overall, so his party shares some things with them, but sometimes I have an impression they’re incredibly labile with their views and I think their popularity is mostly because of popularity of their celebrity, or ex-celebrity leader.

I think, if I really had to choose, I’d choose him, because as I said most of his party’s views are reasonable and matching with mine, and he is the only one celebrity I can really see ruling here without making a full-blown nation wide drama. 😀 However I’d be concerned about unstability of his views as I said and it definitely wouldn’t be a great material for the president imho, just the best among the celebrities I can think of.

What would be your choice for your country? 🙂

Greta Salóme – “My Blues”.

Hi! 🙂

As long as this blog exists, there has been only one song from Iceland on here. It’s not something very weird since although I like Icelandic, it is not in the very top of my favourite languages, but still they do a lot of great music there, so Icelandic music is definitely worth mentioning and sharing.

So today I have for you a song by Greta Salóme Stefansdóttir, who represented Iceland a few years ago on Eurovision Song Contest in Baku in Azerbaijan. She is associated with another Icelandic singer – Jónsi – with whom she sang there and collaborated a few times. I really like this song by her.

Question of the day.

Do you like the colour orange?

My answer:

At the beginning, for those of you who may still don’t know, I want to tell that despite the fact I’m blind since birth and totally, I have some understanding of colours. Like, I know which fit together, which not, I have some associations with them, which are very hard to explain, but as I talked it through with some sighted people, they’re pretty accurate as for how different colours look like. I can also imagine quite a lot of shades. My imaginings of some more sophisticated shades aren’t always accurate, but like 98%, I’d say. I mean, I’ve never counted it, obviously, but approximately, they’re much more often right or close to it than not. I know which colours are more calm, which are lively, and it is not something I learned or memorised. It is completely weird and probably is even more weird for you, no, not all blind people have it this way. I know only one person who has it vaguely similar, but other than that, all the blind people I know and talked about it with can’t relate completely, I’ve even heard from some of them that my short stories are written “as if you were sighted”, as for descriptions of people’s appearance, views etc. I love describing such stuff very lengthily in my writings. Lengthily… is there even such word? Don’t have much time to check it out, or to deliberate on something more fitting, so if not, from now there will be, if you don’t mind. 😀 so, getting back to the colours thing, I guess the thing is with my synesthesia, or rather, something I call synesthesia but am not sure whether it could be classified as such. So that’s just a little clarification in case you wondered how I can even talk about colours not being able to see them even once in my entire life.

No, I am not a big enthusiast of orange. I like it in some combinations, in some surroundings, like among fallen leaves it must be really nice, but overall… no, I just don’t particularly like bright, glaring colours. But in some settings, or some shades, I am sure it must look nice, at least the way I imagine orange. I liked orange when I was much younger, I liked a lot of bright colours, even red, which I hate now, but well, I endured something like a total transformation since then, so no, not my style I think.

How about you?

Magi Tudur – Jim.

Hi all! 🙂

There is one more song from that album “Rhwng Y Môr A’r Y Mynydd” (Between the sea and the mountain) that I want to show you. It is from Magi Tudur again and is called “Jim”. I think it’s very expressive and hope you’ll like it too. As with most of the songs on this album, they’re not accessible on the Internet, so I’m putting it into my Dropbox folder for you to listen and will remove it after a month, here’s the link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1oicp5mds1rymzg/01-015-Jim.mp3?dl=0

Question of the day.

If you HAD to get a tattoo, what would the design look like? Where would it be?

My answer:

I am not sure. I’ve wanted to have a tattoo for quite a while, but hadn’t have any creative and concrete ideas. But I’ve always thought I’d like something related to Celtic culture. Well maybe not a Celtic cross. 😀 I wouldn’t like anything very very popular and overlooked, like Idk, flowers or butterflies (even though I love both flowers and butterflies), I’d rather go for something niche, maybe even a bit controversial, but on the other hand, I wouldn’t like something too controversial, something not matching with my personality, views, values, tastes etc. and so niche that it is almost aggressive and very very staring. As for where… hm, I guess it depends what it’d be… Maybe on my shoulder blade, or on my wrist.

You? 🙂