Tuesday, 17 January 2012
The Loving Spirit
"Jennifer conjured up the scenes of the past, she saw the men and women whose name she bore live out their little lives, knowing sorrow, joy, suffering and despair, loving and hating one another, and so pass away out of the scene of things, realities no more, nothing but the grey tomb stones in Lanoc Churchyard.
Janet-Joseph-Christopher-Jennifer, all bound together in some strange and thwarted love for one another, handing down this strain of restlessness and suffering, this intolerable longing for beauty and freedom; all searching for the nameless things, the untrodden ways, but finding peace only in Plyn and in each other; each one torn apart from his beloved by the physical separation of death, yet remaining part of them forever, bound by countless links that none could break, uniting in one another the living presence of a wise and loving spirit."
-Daphne Du Maurier (The Loving Spirit)