“Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal — as we are!”
Jane Eyre is one of the few books I can keep coming back to and still enjoy, probably because it’s the only book I’ve every actually identified with in any real way. I love plain ordinary mousy Jane and the way she faces up to her supposed physical, mental or moral betters. Everytime I read it, I’m reminded that I need to be more like Jane.
Or at the very least I must keep in good health and not die :p
Even Better Thirty Day Song Challenge – Day 6 – Track for Swaggering To
It’s hard not to dance down the street when this comes on the iPod.