Saturn wrote:dks wrote:Hmmm...I need to dig, dig, dig deeper and find out where his relatives might be...
..and stalk them??
dks wrote:You know I asked this question because while I was in London in January we (my Lit. London group) went to Dickens' house and got to meet Lucinda Dickens (wonderfully nice lady)...his greatx4 granddaughter--the resemblance to Dickens himself was eerily uncanny and by the end of the evening just a few of us sat down in Dickens' wine cellar drinking and talking with the curators and Lucinda, his direct descendent!! It was unreal...
Malia wrote:No famous people in my family--that I know of. But, I googled my name once and found that I share my full name with a lady who was tried as a witch back in the 1600's.
Credo Buffa wrote: Unlike Dove Cottage, which was teeming with Wordsworthian energy, Rydal felt too lived-in, sort of tainted by the other minds and spirits to have passed through there. It felt more like just an old house rather than Wordsworth's house.
The garden, though, was another story
Malia wrote:I felt something similar when I visited Keats house--though it wasn't because the house had a lot of "lived-in" energy, but it seemed to me like people were trying desperately to cling to Keats the *man* so the energy seemed kind of 'forced'. But on the *heath* I felt a different energy--one that seemed to flow more freely and poetically and I could sense him there much better.
Malia wrote: Frankly, he was so happy to die at the end, I don't think he'd have had the energy or inclination to haunt *anyone* anywhere
Credo Buffa wrote:Yes, yes, yes!!! Story!!!
dks wrote:Ok..yes...you guys MUST hear this. But I don't have time to type it just now...I've got my 11 and 7 year olds mesmerized by Harry and the Dementors on DVD, with their 3 year old little brother running at top speed in front of them and taking the remote...
Credo Buffa wrote:dks wrote:Ok..yes...you guys MUST hear this. But I don't have time to type it just now...I've got my 11 and 7 year olds mesmerized by Harry and the Dementors on DVD, with their 3 year old little brother running at top speed in front of them and taking the remote...
Heaven forbid there should be any disruption of Harry!!!
(I can feel Despondence's eyes roll from here)
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