Friday, January 23, 2009

Shall I?

I'm thinking of changing my name, at least for a time,
from Kindred Spirit to Miss Understood or, better yet,
Miss Construed. Shall I? It's something to ponder...


I am a well,
deep and strong.
I wait.
You come along,
but not too close
for fear of falling
into the heart of me.
I hear your approach;
and the sound
of your footsteps
echoes through the depths,
of my soul.
The whole of me is there,
though your eyes can only see
a part of me.
There is only so much I may show.
How little you really know of me!

Have you seen?


"I have not the pleasure of understanding you."

--Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice


"Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken."

--Jane Austen

To answer your question...

"Obstinate, headstrong girl! I am ashamed of you!..."

--Lady Catherine to Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice