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This month's selection is: Roses in book or film
Oh, my. Wow. There are so many delicious book passages and so much loveliness in films! What in the world to pick?! I'm afraid I'm just going to have to follow Phil Gordon's excellent example and shut my eyes and stab with a pin (metaphorically speaking of course). And.... I choose this following scene from Montgomery's Anne of the Island. (Incidentally, has anyone ever run some sort of Google search for how often the word "rose" occurs in Anne? I'm super curious. It has to be a lot.)
"Long after Pacifique's gay whistle had faded into the phantom of music and then into silence far up under the maples of Lover's Lane Anne stood under the willows, tasting the poignant sweetness of life when some great dread has been removed from it. The morning was a cup filled with mist and glamor. In the corner near her was a rich surprise of new-blown, crystal-dewed roses. The trills and trickles of song from the birds in the big tree above her seemed in perfect accord with her mood. A sentence from a very old... true... wonderful Book came to her lips. "Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning."
Anne of The Island by L.M. Montgomery
Isn't it breathtaking?
*coughs* And I know this is #2, but it just has to be included:
There. I'm done. ;) And what think you? Do you love these scenes as well?
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Just leave your own link here in a comment and I'll add it to the post. As always, entries are open through the end of the month and I can't wait to see your selections!
Blessing Counter ~ The Secret of the Rose by Michael Phillips
Erudessa Aranduriel ~ Jack and Jill by Louisa May Alcott
Jillian ~ Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Meredith ~ The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Miss March ~ Amy and Laurie in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Natalie ~ Beauty and The Beast
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