To motivate myself to walk in this next year
I am using an idea I saw (somewhere:)
where you keep track of your miles by
"walking" from town to town on a map.
In other words I am not going to England
I will just be walking around here with my goals
to be areas of England in which some of my all
time favorite authors lived and wrote.
I will be adding in some pics of places on my route
and quotes from my favorite books etc.
I began in Jane Austen Country,
Oakley Hall is where Janes' friends, the Bramstons lived
and it is said she used it as a setting for Mansfield Park
and Lady Bramston as a model for Lady Bertram
from the same book.
My favorite book of Jane's is
I love the heroine Anne Elliot
for the contrast she gives
to the other women in the book.
Anne quietly waits in the shadows
thinking the great love of her life will never come again.
Parted by family, war and money
her wait is rewarded finally when
Captain Wentworth sees her for the true
steadfast person she has been
through it all.
"All the privilege I claim for my own sex
(it is not an enviable one, you need not covet it)
is that of loving longest, when existence
or when hope is gone"