Inkling Explorations-Link // September 2016

 

This month’s selection is: a picnic scene in literature or film.

You’ll find instructions on Heidi’s blog. πŸ™‚

http://www.heidi-n-peterson.blogspot.com

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“At Home in Mitford,” by Jan Karon

The first book in the Mitford Series.

“Cynthia sat on the tablecloth in her denim skirt and chambray blouse, with a large napkin across her lap. She held her palms up.”

“Surely it’s not raining?”

“No, indeed. That was dew off the leaves. We’re not having rain.”

“He poured the lemonade into crystal glasses.”

“A picnic, Cynthia, think of it! How long has it been since you were on a picnic?”

“Yesterday,” she simply said.

“Violet and I found a mossy bank on little Mitford Creek and had deviled eggs and popcorn and tuna on toast.”

“I sketched ladybugs and moss, it was wonderful. Violet slept in the sun and a butterfly lighted on her ear. Can you imagine?”

“He could, but only with some effort. He leaned against the bench, which they’d spread the cloth beside. Surely he’d reached the very gates of heaven, where he found a balmy breeze, a place far removed from the fret of getting and spending, and best of all, someone agreeable to talk with.”

Cynthia Coppersmith/Kavanagh is one of my favorite fictional ladies of literature. She’s so full of love and innocence ~a childlike quality~ she hasn’t lost her sense of wonder and she loves Timothy dearly. I haven’t forgot to mention her faith. When I read a picnic scene in literature or film was the Inkling Exploration for this month, without hesitation, I chose the picnic in “At Home in Mitford.”

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The photos are mine.

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2 thoughts on “Inkling Explorations-Link // September 2016

  1. Aww. This sounds like a very sweet story. I’ve never read it, but perhaps I should.

    That last sentence, though. “Surely he’d reached the very gates of heaven, where he found a balmy breeze, a place far removed from the fret of getting and spending, and best of all, someone agreeable to talk with.” Awww. “…someone agreeable to talk with.” I like that. Very nice selection! πŸ˜€

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