Today is August 9th, the birthday of Jane Austen’s character Anne Elliot. I decided I wanted to celebrate by doing a little something for Anne. Last night when we got home from a local firework show Mom, me, and two of my girls watched Persuasion. We were up till 1:30 ringing in Anne’s special Day. My mom also reminded me that when Anne’s extravagant father and sister needed to economize, the best way they could think of was to not give any present to Anne. So with that in mind……
Here is my Gift to Anne
I made two paintings for her this week. I would also like to dedicate a song that caught my attention while thinking about this post. I heard it on my Opera Babes CD (Composed by Ennio Morricone and Andrea Moriccone; Arr. by Noely, Jon Cohen; Lyrics by Rebecca Knight).
Read the lyrics and tell me if it doesn’t just fit Anne Elliot and even Jane Austen a little.
You Live On in my Heart
I tell a tale about a girl like me,
Who loved a man but had to let him go,
She thought she could forget him but her heart would never mend.
Although she tried to live without her love,
She longed so that every waking day,
So haunted was her soul, she wished her life away.
I dreamt I saw you walking by the sea,
And wondered could I win your love once more?
I ran to you but still you grew more distant as I ran.
Then suddenly the wind began to blow,
I faltered, and there it was again,
The echo of your love, still whispering my name.
From time to time I shed a secret tear,
And even though I know our time has passed,
I still can’t bring myself to tell my heart to let you go,
And as we travel on from day to day,
Remember, although we are apart,
Wherever you may be, you live on in my heart.