Barbara's Random Thoughts

Friday, March 24, 2006

25, 27, and 29

Tomorrow (25th) two friends of mine will celebrate their (27th and 29th) birthdays. I thought I'd celebrate with some Austen.

"A woman of seven and twenty can never hope to feel or inspire affection again, and if her home be uncomfortable, or her fortune small, I can suppose that she might bring herself to submit to the offices of a nurse, for the sake of the provision and security of a wife."
--Marianne, in Sense and Sensibility

"It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before; and generally speaking, if there has been neither ill health nor anxiety, it is a time of life at which scarcely any charm is lost."

One age fares rather better than the other.

Speaking of ages and birthdays, I am turning neither 27 nor 29 next week. Anybody have a good quote for 28?
| posted by Barbara | 10:32 PM