Reading the book/ watching the DVD of “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton set in the 1870’s.
I first heard of “The Age of Innocence” from my neighbor who used to be involved in English Country Dancing and period costume making.
I had been considering attending a Literary Ball in the area and inquired of my neighbor if she might have a costume I could wear, as I was thinking I might go as Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind or Lisbeth from Pride and Prejudice, my two most favorite literary characters, but my neighbor said the only costumes she presently had on hand were from “The Age of Innocence.”
So she helped me try on “Ellen’s Red Evening Gown” she had made. It was then I realized why women needed maids to help them dress!
After trying to get into 5 layers of clothing, plus a bustle, and adding two top pieces and a hat, I declined! There is no way I could survive that much clothing outside on a summer day in July, much less try to dance in it!!
I have a newfound appreciation for the ladies who lived in the 1870’s!
You’ve probably seen those signs “Men At Work” around construction zones. Well, lately considering what has been happening in my life I would say I could hang up a sign “God At Work” because of so many blessings, new opportunities and just friendly encounters I am having lately. I am really enjoying it all and giving thanks to God.
I know God is always at work in our lives but much of the time He works in the background and He doesn’t always reveal to us what He’s doing or He allows us to see it at a later time.
But sometimes He brings us unexpected surprising blessings suddenly! And it is so great to experience those!
( The word “suddenly” occurs 40 times in the KJV bible. It’s interesting to read the different things that the Lord did “suddenly” )