“And become nothing to you? Am I a machine without feelings? Do you think that because I am poor, obscure, plain and little that I am soulless and heartless? I have as much soul as you and full as much heart! And if God had blessed me with beauty and wealth, I could make it as hard for your to leave me as it is for I to leave you. I’m not speaking to you through mortal flesh. It is my spirit that addresses your spirit. As if we’d passed through the grave and stood at God’s feet equal. As we are!”
Is it only me who believes that this is the best quote in a romantic movie? I’ve been watching “Jane Eyre (2011)” and I love it!
I’ve never read the book (shame on me!) but I think that the movie is quite good.
Have you watch the movie? What do you think of it?
Oh, baby with your pretty face
Drop a tear in my wineglass
Look at those big eyes
See what you mean to me
Sweet cakes and milkshakes
I am a delusion angel
I am a fantasy parade
I want you to know what I think
Don’t want you to guess anymore
You have no idea where I came from
We have no idea where we’re going
Lodged in life
Like two branches in a river
Caught in the current
I’ll carry you. You’ll carry me
That’s how it could be
Don’t you know me?
Don’t you know me by now?
Poem from the movie “Before Sunrise” by David Jewell
Hahaha, I’ve just realized it’s been one year since I have this blog. I started Chrysalide in March 2012, upon my sister’s encouragement (Thank you R.M.) and blogging have been a real delight, allowing me to express and share my personal thoughts and peak inside other people’s world through their blogs.
Even though I have not been very active lately, it’s something to celebrate. I will keep blogging, and I hope to share more in the future.
Par les soirs bleus d’été, j’irai dans les sentiers,
Picoté par les blés, fouler l’herbe menue :
Rêveur, j’en sentirai la fraîcheur à mes pieds.
Je laisserai le vent baigner ma tête nue.
Je ne parlerai pas, je ne penserai rien :
Mais l’amour infini me montera dans l’âme,
Et j’irai loin, bien loin, comme un bohémien,
Par la Nature, – heureux comme avec une femme.
This poem is in French, I know, but translating it wouldn’t do it justice. As reading the poem, you could feel the wind blowing on your head ( “ je laisserai le vent baigner ma tête nue.” ) and the peace that you feel when wandering in nature. Wonderful! 🙂
A fantasy tale for children over 11 years. This is Venice in winter, the lagoon, a palace, the “Palazzo di Notte” (the palace at night). The characters are a designer, Daniel, his wife, Lilia, and an old servant.
The story takes place in two stages. The first sees the heroine turning into bat by the fault of a magic mirror and the name of an old family tradition, and disappear at dawn in the lagoon, leaving her husband without a clear explanation about the phenomenon .
The second sees the husband, thirteen years later, saving his daughter from the clutches of the mirror, aided by the old servant.
I love this story with the spell and italian decor.
Cassiopée ou l’été polonais (Éditions Québec Amérique, Montréal, 1988) by Michèle Marineau
Cassiopeia has almost 15 years, a divorced mother who has a new suitor, dreams she wrote in her diary … and a big problem: she does not want to go to summer camp that her parents chose for her. On a whim, Cassiopeia decides to go join his uncle in New York. But this journey will take her much further. Under the sky of Rhode Island, Cassiopeia will fall in love …
Unexpected love story! I love it. The perfect book to read on a summer vacation ( if you are unto youth literature of course) .
Jean is a loner at Degrassi school. With his parents, he does not get along very well, especially since he came in eighth grade.
His life becomes clear when he start dating Epine and he becomes more popular at school. But then the unthinkable occurs: Epine is expecting a baby, wom John is the father. One small mistake and his life is turned upside down. Everything becomes impossible at home and at school.
Then he went to summer camp after school ends and, to his surprise, the experience is great. When the fall is back, he believes that finally everything is back to normal. Even before he had time to think about it, he finds himself in an untenable drama.
Le Petit Prince ( The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince is the best-known work of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Published in 1943, it is a philosophical and poetic tale under the guise of a children’s story, deals with themes like life and deep love, death, friendship, attitudes and concerns about life and even suicide. In fact, each chapter describes one encounter of the little prince and contains a morality, a simple sentence or two about friendship, life, etc..
The work is also illustrated by the author himself. His drawings, simple style and a bit naive, are just as famous as the book itself.
I heard about this book when I was in primary school, we had to read it and make a summary of it ( the nightmare of every student) but it turns to be one of the best book I ever read ( thanks teacher !) and the illustrations are lovely.
Le Journal d’Anne Frank
What has seduced me in this book is the maturity of a so young girl and also her courage and point of view about life. I read this book a long time ago, but it still has a strong impact on me.
I believe that the books that you read as a teenager have an impact on your beliefs and the way you see life, as for me, the world of books has shaped some of my dreams….