Monday, August 4, 2008

I thought this summed up my feelings at the moment pretty well....

"To think that this is my twentieth birthday, and that I've left my teens behind me forever," said Anne, who was curled up on the hearth-rug with Rusty in her lap, to Aunt Jamesina who was reading in her pet chair.

"I suppose you feel kind of, sorry" said Aunt Jamesina. "The teens are such a nice part of life. I'm glad I've never gone out of them myself."

Anne laughed.

"You never will, Aunty. You'll be eighteen when you should be a hundred. Yes, I'm sorry, and a little dissatisfied as well. Miss Stacy told me long ago that by the time I was twenty my character would be formed, for good or evil. I don't feel that it's what it should be. It's full of flaws."

"So's everybody's," said Aunt Jamesina cheerfully. "Mine's cracked in a hundred places. Your Miss Stacy likely meant that when you are twenty your character would have got its permanent bent in one direction or 'tother, and would go on developing in that line. Don't worry over it, Anne. Do your duty by God and your neighbor and yourself, and have a good time. That's my philosophy and it's always worked pretty well.

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

i wouldn't worry too much. I look back on 20 and wonder "what in the world was I thinking?"
people change.

Kristi said...

I have to agree with Rebecca. I feel like I've grown and changed so much since I was 20. If you are opening your heart to the Lord and are willing to let Him work in you, it will only be for good. As you look back in time to come, you will see the change.

Merrill Jane said...

uhhh...since I don't have any words of wisdom...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARMEE!

(It's almost birthday, anyway...)

Abutton said...

Aww....

I love you. :)

Have a wonderful birthday!!

Abigail said...

Happy Birthday Debbie! :)

marmaladeinstead said...

This is one of my favorite bits of the Anne books. I have lots of favorites...

Happy birthday, Debbie dear. :)

An Old Fashioned Girl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOOBER-DO!

LOVE YOU BUNCHES!

Kourtney Ann said...

Where are you Debbie?!
We haven't heard from you in AGES!!