Monday, April 3, 2017

If I Had Been Born A Bronte #AtoZChallenge

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
April 2017
This month I will be participating in the “Blogging from A-Z Challenge” 
What is it?
Blogging every day.  It starts on April First with a topic themed on something beginning with the letter A, then every day in April, (with the exception of Sundays)  another topic continuing through the alphabet ending with, of course the letter Z.
I really don’t have a theme.  Some will be fiction.   Mostly whatever strikes my fancy. 





If I Had Been Born a Bronte

I recently watched a two hour PBS* Masterpiece drama film called “To Walk Invisible”.   The film takes place during a three year period of the famous Bronte family’s life.

As the piece unfolded, I became intrigued by these three sisters.  I gained insight into where, why and how the stories and characters of their novels evolved.
I thought it was so interesting that their imaginations were able to expand far beyond their small isolated world.

By the end of the film, I began to wonder how it was that not only did each of the sisters share a passionate love of writing, but how extraordinary it was that individually each sister was able to produce literary masterpieces of their own.

That made me think of my own interest in writing.  Comparatively speaking, it is far from passionate.
I would consider it to be more of an outlet for emotional expression than a passion.  And since I am not always in an extreme emotional state,  writing for me is not all consuming.
I can’t help but wonder, though,  if my interest might have developed into a passion if it had been nurtured in the same way that the Bronte’s was nurtured.

Eeven though I was inspired by my high school English teacher Clarence Jolly Jr. to think that I might be able to pursue writing in some professional way, my parents more practical idea of secretarial work and marriage were apparently the more influential.

I have to say my blog has renewed my interest in writing and at times I might even admit to passion.

By the way, I highly recommend “To Walk Invisible”.  It was well done.

Hey, did you notice me in the photo? :)

*PBS is an independently operated non-profit organization and is the most prominent provider of television programming to public television stations in the United States.





15 comments:

  1. I watched To Walk Invisible too and thought it was well done. I learned a lot about the Bronte's that I didn't know before. It also had me googling for more details. Donna from Girl Who Reads

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    1. I also had to google more about the family. So interesting!

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  2. I did not notice you Iin the picture until you mentioned it. I heard that was a good program about the Brontes. Laterwhen I am on a different computer I will come back with a link to another blogger who wrote about it in case you are interested in reading more.

    Betty

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    1. Yes, the program was interesting and a great production.

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  3. Whoa, clever! I haven't watched it - sounds like something I would be interested in.

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    1. Give it a go. I think you will like it.

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  4. I guess they have an intriguing story when you look into it. It's funny where our particular passions come from. Sometimes there isn't an obvious explanation.

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    1. I thought about exploring the possibility that some people just have an innate talent for writing.

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  5. I just watched it recently and loved it. Great choice of topic for a "B" post. I dropped by from the A to Z blog challenge and enjoyed your post. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. It was a good show, for sure.

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  6. I'll have to look for that. It sounds like something I'd enjoy.

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  7. I have visited Howarth and the parsonage they lived in many times. I think if you were to visit you would certainly get a sense of why writing would have been the perfect escape for all of them. Very sneaky putting yourself in the picture - I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. Oh, I think I would love to visit Howarth and the parsonage. Perhaps some day.

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  8. Aren't high school teachers great! I had a teacher tell me I should be in advanced writing instead of her class before. My theme for this challenge is anything writer(ly) check it out: theglobaldig.blogspot.com

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