"Beauty confronts us with the requirement that we place ourselves among...the redeemers, the leaders in the protection of life. Once you have seen the bush on fire, you are not going to get out of the assignment unless you close your eyes to the beauty.... [You] either have to close your eyes or go back to Egypt and set the people free." - Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, "Rising to the Challenge of Our Times"

Monday, November 02, 2009

A truth universally acknowledged

No better prequel to a month of novel writing than to be a great Character for Halloween. Thanks to "Time Traveler Costumes" here in town I was able to hire most of the key articles, but some were already in my possession. In the course of the Holiday weekend, I:

  • gave flowers to an elegant Lady
  • was delivered from peril by a young Scholar
  • attended a Country Ball
  • was asked if the Sideburns were "real or fake"
  • became Famous somewhere in China
  • wrote about 1300 Words
  • ran 18 Miles (in two days)
  • ate no small Quantity of Candy
In all, an excellent weekend.


Emily said...

You make a very dapper Darcy.

When you say 'accepted,' you mean 'acknowledged,' right?

Emily said...


Oh yes. That too. (Geez, how embarrassing! Good thing I can edit the post.)

Emily said...

How is it that I seem to be talking to myself?

George said...

Ah, the memories of Halloweens past and your costumes!

Bellabell said...

"Egad, sir!" she said, fanning bravely. (Only, women didn't say 'egad," did they? Certainly not unless they were the sort that kept a set of sideburns in the highboy along with knee-britches and a riding crop.)
I hope Dorothy Snarker of Dorothy Surrenders (http://dorothysurrenders.blogspot.com/) doesn't get wind of these pictures, else you will show up on this Thursday's Wanted List!
An excellent likeness, sir! Methinks there is also a hint of Mr. Knightley, a certain wisdom and self-knowledge about the visage that the younger Mr. D. lacked at the time.
Well done, Sir! Well done!

Alice said...

I like it!

(I also like that you seem to be talking to yourself)