Quotable Friday, Vol. 24

30 May

“Nothing provokes speculation more than the sight of a woman enjoying herself.”

–Marmee,

Little Women

I want to be that woman.  I think, in rare shining moments, I have been.  Can I just say that I love the movie Little Women (I love the book even more), and I watched it last week when I was home alone and very emotional and ended up crying a little and coming away with a ton of profound quotes and a noble sense of worth as an intelligent woman of depth.  It’s like Marmee says, “If you feel your value lies only in being merely decorative, I fear that someday you might find yourself believing that’s all you really are. Time erodes all such beauty, but what it cannot diminish is the wonderful workings of your mind.”  She may have taken her wisdom from 1 Peter, where Peter writes, “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”  Such beautiful concepts, but so difficult to apply to one’s life in Los Angeles!

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