I issue no apology :: I love Anne of Green Gables. I loved these books by Lucy Maud Montgomery from my first meeting of them, in high school, SO much so that I bought the entire set of books for my A.P. Advanced Placement Lit teacher class, Miss Couy, and I'm not sure I ever got a response from her. She may not have understood my adoration-gift, but she was ...... was one of the few people who ever really saw me, to be specific, recognized my soul. I remember finding comfort in having had this teacher years later when my father sent me her obiturary, during a difficult break up for me, when I thought, Miss Couy would have understood this heart break ... We read the most intense amazing books in that class, and she pushed me academically ... I remember my Princeton educated father being surprised, a little bit teasing of me for sending Miss Couy these books, because, after all, a true academic would never stoop to read Anne of Green Gables.
If I could I would attempt to write an academic or at least more formal review of these books, the shows .... Of course I've been a fan of the Canadian Film production with the wonderful Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth playing the parts of Anne, Marilla and Mathew. Now, we have the new Anne with an E show on Netflix, with the amazing Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson... And I have a different lends to look at it with ....
Sure, I love that this Anne line about the spelling of Anne with an "e" makes all the difference, but it was Anne of Green Gables who was my teen + ongoing affirmation that Soul, and having one, is the most important thing in my life. Yes, sure, I love being a designer, I love being productive, I love nature art the moma cooking my partner ice cream and seeing my families ... but I have never met anyone who is as deliciously soulful as Anne of Green Gables ... She is, in one person, everything that I am learning from my Spiritual Guide through formal sessions, everything that gives me life, everything we ALL learn from our coaches, emotions therapists ... She follows intuition, she is imperfect, the is beautiful and not conventionally beautiful, she is smart and flawed, delightful and a pain in the ass, and she can't hold back. She can't be different from who she is. She WANTS to not be who she is but push as she tries, she's always Anne of Green Gables in the end, moment after moment and I can't get enough of this show or concept because she is SUCH a playful reminder for all good things. Be yourself, don't hold back, authenticity is way more beautiful than any kind of fake snippet ... Express express express! Every mistake just go with it, and find your people to hold your hand ... Follow your intuition ... Fight for it. By which I mean, make your Voice heard.
I love that there's a new Season 2 of this show ... It's universal beautiful material, of course it is ... I'm so curious about the author's life and mind and intuition .. What made her write these novels, was it based on her own self as a child, was is fiction, was this her beautiful imagination? In any case, Anne of Green Gables is actually the real deal :: pure Heart ... She functions from pure heart - flaws, love, arguments, all feelings, ideas, desire to be perfect, freckles ... The biggest thing she develops is understanding how to follow her own intuition.
I don't know, it's different from Disney (idealized) and more like Pixar (real) ... If anyone wants both inspiration and healing and just some time to get in touch what the Ideal would be ... Here she is. Her pureness of spirit is ours ... My recommendation of the day .... :)