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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Daily Celebrations

This is from Daily Celebrations - I thought it was kind of interesting - if I can say one thing for George - she was an irregular woman!

"There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved." ~ George Sand (a woman)

Born on July 1st, independent woman George Sand (1804-1876), born Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin to an aristocratic Parisian family, did the unthinkable in her time: she claimed her equality, took on a man's name, and left a loveless marriage to pursue her dreams to write.

"We cannot tear out a single page of our life," she observed, "but we can throw the whole book in the fire."

A bold and dynamic woman, she had open love affairs, famous ones with composer Frederic Chopin and poet Alfred de Musset. She cross-dressed, smoked a pipe, and said with brutal honesty, "Man. . . is only too glad to have woman hold strictly to the Christian principle of suffering in silence."

Biographer Rene Doumic called the courageous Sand "a genius...and daughter of Rousseau,"and celebrated Sand's spirit as "vibrating with every breath, electrified by every storm, she (Sand) looked up at every cloud behind which she fancied she saw a star shining."

An inspiration to writers Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Virginia Woolf, Victor Hugo, and others, Sand's prolific career included over 100 novels, plays, and essays, including her famous novel, Lelia (1833).

"It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older one climbs with surprising strides," she remarked. "

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Now, I'm not agreeing totally with the only happiness in life is love and being loved - although that is nice, but you have to admit she's a heck of a woman and trail blazer. . .



Eclectic Pink Rose said...

My kind of woman. lol!! One of my favorite quotes could relate to her....."Well behaved women seldom make history." :) I should stitch that on a pillow!! lol!!!
Enjoyed your post!
♥ Teresa

Buttercup said...

Really interesting. Hope you have a good day.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

She was a horrid unprincipled virago! She trampled through the world with a mattress on her back! Argh! Have you ever tried to wade through one of her novels? It will make you believe in book burnings. :)

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Well, it IS true that the woman was a slut...but, she truly was a trail blazer. I remember reading that Chopin felt such meloncholy and wrote music in discord, due to her.
Oh well...we're still talking about her, hundreds of years later, so, she obviously did something right.

Spent the day at a delayed 4th gathering, carry-in cookout, mini-family reunion. A delightful day. Josh and Jim came along. Josh had a great time. Jim...well, that's another story!
He hee...hey, it's almost the 8th!
Are ye getting a tad excited my dear? Up up and away........!!

ClassyChassy said...

Hmmm...imagine traveling the world with a mattress on your back... What stories that mattress could tell! :) have a good one!

Sherry said...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing that information.

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot