Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Good Attitude

While reading Mansfield Park, I came across this passage:

"Their road was through a pleasant country; and Fanny, whose rides had never been extensive, was soon beyond her knowledge, and was very happy in observing all that was new, and admiring all that was pretty. She was not often invited to join in the conversation of the others, nor did she desire it. Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions; and, in observing the appearance of the country, the bearings of the roads, the difference of soil, the state of the harvest, the cottages, the cattle, the children, she found entertainment that could only have been heightened by having Edmund to speak to of what she felt."

I just thought it was a lovely attitude. Not only is she finding beauty and being entertained by everything around her, but she finds contentment within herself and her own thoughts.

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