Tuesday, October 6, 2009

got pudding?

It was on this day in 1847 that Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre was published. It happens to be one of my all time favorite books. I wonder why :)

"Women are supposed to be very calm generally; but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex." -Jane, Chapter 12


Alyce said...

This is all part of when you discovered women serving in the Episcopal church (your Lenten testimony, remember?) Welcome home to what Jesus intended!


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Jane Eyre is one of the necessary books of my life. I love it.

ROBERTA said...

i knew you were indeed a special sister!