martedì 6 novembre 2012

Janeite

Oggi è una di quelle giornate in cui la mia Janeite viene fuori al meglio e mi chiedo "che cosa avrebbe fatto Jane?". Forse è stato visitare la sua casa, percorrere i suoi stessi passi, vedere con i suoi occhi...quando i miei pensieri si ingarbugliano una buona dose di Jane mi aiuta sempre a schiarirli.


 Oggi ho pensato a un brano di Persuasione che tocca sempre il mio cuore: la lettera di Wentworth a Anne. Sebbene ami Orgoglio e Pregiudizio, lo spirito fiero di Elisabeth e Darcy, sebbene il mio romanzo preferito in assoluto sia Emma, e trovi che Knightley sia il mio eroe perfetto, questa lettera mi muove dentro perchè è cosi matura, cosi autentica, cosi sentita. Mi chiedo a chi pensasse Jane quando ha scritto questo pezzo.

"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within  my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in
F. W.
I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never. "
  
Chi non vorrebbe ricevere una lettera cosi?
Chi non aspetterebbe 9 anni per un uomo cosi?

3 commenti:

Isobel -Argante- ha detto...

anche 9 secoli....

dearmissfletcher ha detto...

Davvero, che parole potenti.

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