One of the things that make Trailmix a special place is that there are so many interests that even at our angriest and most contentious, there are references to family, music, books, and pastimes with a view to real lives that can’t be contained in 142 well pounded characters. Even with all of that, the longing for a gentler age must sometimes intrude. So let’s take a day off as far as humanly possible to just talk about family, friends, the joys found among pages and the notes stroked out of a willing instrument.
The image above is a gentleman from the early 19th century, roughly about the time England tried to take us back and failed. Fortunately Jane Austin took it upon herself to create a character who has made the world forget the War of 1812 completely ever since if you don’t think of the charming and party loving Dolly Madison fleeing the White House with Washington’s portrait. Meet the “Real” Mr. Darcy. When the 21st Century gets to be too much of a bad thing, I find visiting the 19th a respite.
What are you doing, reading, listening to, playing to get away from it all???