Yeah, so I’ve been reading Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I picked it up a while back at a local thrift shop, it was 25 cents, no joke, for a vintage copy, in pretty good shape. Ya know I have a thing for old books, I’m especially good at finding them cheap, or free, and being poor an all, it has kinda turned into my thing. I collect them up, a little at a time, only picking ones that I will actually read, otherwise it’s just clutter around the house.
Well, anyways, I had started to read it, then I got into writing my own story for a while, and put it down, but I had done a little research on the author, thinking ‘this book is probably similar to her story, I bet she just made it a bit more dramatic for the sake of telling a good story’ Sadly, I was very much wrong, it was more the other way around.
She used he life as a jumping off point, she had actually written most of it when she was a kid, growing up, most of it was her diary, the ppl and place where all based off of real ppl and real places, but in her old age, she had gotten into a funky depression, b/c her life was actually pretty crappy. Her parents died when she was a baby, and she was passed around different family members. Not much different than Anne, but she never found her home like Anne does. So, like I said, she was old and sad, and she decided to re write her life in a way she’d like to remember it, she wanted to make it a happier story… she ended up overdosing.
After I had done that research I couldn’t write for a while. I also couldn’t pick that book up again with out thinking of the tragic outcome of the author.
I think the Anne in the movies was beautiful, and although she was so full of life, their was an underlying sadness. I didn’t want to read the book anymore b/c it put a dark cloud of doom around me. But, as the reality set in, it has made me appreciate the story so much more.
I also relate it to my life. I guess I’d be more like Marilla, and Lil’ Fella would be like Anne.
I’m more rooted in tradition, I takes things a bit to serious, and I’m always scrubbing down the kitchen like her, and never give up on trying to tame the wildness in Lil Fella. Anne, I’m sure, would have been diagnosed with ADHD, and some sort of something else, I’m sure, just like Lil Fella, they where both good in school, but always in trouble, and always behind. They both make constant mistakes and get into trouble non-stop. The insane imagination can be found in them both. I wonder if maybe it’s just always been a common thing in orphans…
I’m almost done with the book. I’m going to have to find the rest of her books now. I’ll let ya know when I finish it.