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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

"I Just Want You"

Anyssa pointed out that you can watch bits of Anne of Green Gables on YouTube. I'm not sure about the legality of this, but if you want to watch the sniffle-inducing bit, it's here. Grab a tissue and watch through the ending credits so you can hear the beautiful soundtrack as well.

While I've loved the Anne films for years, I've also loved the books for at least as long. L.M. Montgomery communicates the romance between Anne and Gilbert in terms that are at once both eloquent and simple:

Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one's life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one's side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music; perhaps... perhaps... love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.


  1. That's my favorite quote from the book too!

    Ok, I'm going to bed now. :)

    P.S. So exciting to see my name in print on your blog.

  2. One of the best lines of the entire series!

  3. You know, I love the books but I have never watched any sort of film adaptation of them. Perhaps I should see if I can convince my hubby to allow it in our Netflix queue. :-)

    Emma and I have listened to the first two books three or four times already!

  4. Amber, I can't say I recommend 'The Continuing Story,' but I think you and Emma would enjoy the first two (sets - at least they were pairs of videos in the VHS versions we had growing up!) of videos. If you have a VCR (stone age, I know...) you could just borrow ours from Mom and Dad.