Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward." - Bronte

I should be packing. But in need of a break, i went down to the mailbox and inside was the most beautiful gift of comfort from a lovely girl across the world. From Tillie:

"Dear Micaela, No matter what is going on there are some things that never let us down. I like to think Jane Eyre is one of these things. A friend of mine gave me this when I was going through a rough time. I thought you might like to hold onto it for a little while. It was first gifted to Joy for Christmas in 1915. I think you can smell the history in the pages."

i started crying. 

Right there, clutching this beautiful book that has comforted another and of all coincidences, started in the hands of a girl named Joy

i shall hold onto it for awhile then, beautiful friend. THANK-YOU. And i hope when the time comes that i package it to send off to you again, that i shall do so with a smile of absolute contentment. 

"Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt? May your eyes never shed such stormy, scalding, heart-wrung tears as poured from mine. May you never appeal to Heaven in prayers so hopeless and so agonized as in that hour left my lips; for never may you, like me, dread to be the instrument of evil to what you wholly love"

 -Jane Eyre


rebecca said...

Jane Eyre is my favourite novel. Ever. (:

Erin said...

How completely wonderful. Hold on tight to it and keep looking up. You're going to be just fine. No, I take that back. You're going to be SO much better than that!

Love to you,
E xoxoxo

J. said...

I love this! Tillie is swap partner in the 'New Friend Swap' and she is just adorable! I'm looking forward to getting to know her better.
And the fact that she did something so sweet for my Mickey makes me adore her even more!

Holly,Darling said...

That is sooo sweet! I'm glad something's brightened your days :) I might need to get your TX address, as your going home and I'm also heading home tomorrow. I'll send you an email in the next few days. In the mean time, have fun with your family. You deserve it :)

Phoenix Peacock said...

Oh I'm so glad! You've been on my mind. Love,

greystrawberrys said...

I need to read more older books! Hope your okay <3 <3


April said...

Jane Eyre is a good one to keep in mind when you're having a shit time. I had a pretty shit day and am glad you posted this. Hugs and kisses, dear.

Anonymous said...

Eat, Pray, Love arrived in my mailbox today. Thought of you :) Hope you are doing good, whether it be through tears of sorrow or joy. We are emotional beings. It's what we do best. [virtual hug] It's the best I can do.

Annie said...

the title of your post might have been just what i needed tonight. i'm beyond down and needed a pick me up, i think bronte might have done it for me...through you of course.
thank you my dear.

i have missed many of your recent posts. i have a feeling something is off/wrong but i truly hope everything is well for you!! i'm thinking of you!! hugs!

The Socialite said...

Awe, that's just too darn sweet! :)

ricebabies said...

Im so sorry for what you are going through.

I like the song by Coldplay "fix you".

"Lights will guide you home
and egnite your bones"

Going home hepls.

Tillie said...

you are welcome dear girl. I love you x

Cassie said...

Keep taking little steps Micaela - Erin is right - you will get through this and out the other side!

Take care

Taylor Yves said...

you're really growing quite the collection of these lovely books!

Belen said...

that's really too sweet.

mees you, seester.
i'm gonna have to drop you a note soon. i've got a few things on my mind i wanna tell ya. ♥

- belen

Jenni said...

I have truly never seen anything quite so beautiful. I truly hope you treasure it, and when the time is right and you have found the person who needs it to send along the love. What an amazing story.:) PS-My post today was dedicated in part, to you :)

greystrawberrys said...

I'm glad something has brightened your day :) Jane Eyre seems really nice, and remember coming across the novel when I was younger but may have to revisit it,


SogniSorrisi said...

What a wonderful gift. I hope your trip home is what you need.

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