Please listen to this song while viewing and reading this.
That song is from the movie, Pride and Prejudice; my all time favorite movie, if you haven't seen it, I recommend you go out right now and watch it. The cinematography is so beautiful. The whole movie is like a long string of perfect photographs, and the music! Oh the music is so beautiful. It fits the movie so well, and I have probably listened to it around a thousand times. When I first watched it, I cried. It was so perfect. But at that point, I didn't really appreciate it. I got it for Christmas last year, and I've watched it, hmm, probably around thirty times. I've learned to love it. The second time I watched it, I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I had to stop and breathe.
This picture, for me, symbolizes that for me. It reminds me so much of the movie, so much. Just everything about it.
It reminds me of the scene where she's on the cliff and the wind is going through her hair and she's just so in the moment. It is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
I am in love with the story and how it was put with moving people and words.
'I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. As a child I was taught what was right, but I was not taught to correct my temper. I was given good principles, but left to follow them in pride and conceit. Unfortunately an only son (for many years an only child), I was spoilt by my parents, who, though good themselves (my father, particularly, all that was benevolent and amiable), allowed, encouraged, almost taught me to be selfish and overbearing; to care for none beyond my own family circle; to think meanly of all the rest of the world; to wish at least to think meanly of their sense and worth compared with my own. Such I was, from eight to eight and twenty; and such I might still have been but for you, dearest, loveliest Elizabeth! What do I not owe you! You taught me a lesson, hard indeed at first, but most advantageous. By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You showed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased."
I fell in love with his character from the first entrance he made.
The most utterly perfect thing in this world.
The book is another thing. The book, Jane Austen, just boggles the mind. She writes in such a unique way that pulls you in, you become an onlooker in the lives that she portrays. It's just so perfect, every word. An inspiration, always. I believe strongly that I should live back then, back in the times where a single touch meant so much more than it does now. I wish we had that again. Chivalry and love.
"You must know... surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I'd scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on."
Please enjoy this.