I am just speechless. I am shocked, I am amazed, I feel like my life has got another meaning, another goal. This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is a phenomenal novel, not to be easily forgotten or less discussed. Elizabeth Bennet is definitely one of my closest friends and I am just so overwhelmed (positively, of course) of her life and family, I’m afraid I’m in love. In love with the Bennets. With the Darcys. With the Bingleys. With the Wickhams. With the Gardiners. With the Lucases. With everyone! Pemberly, Longbourn, Netherfield, Meryton, Lambton, Ramsgate and Hunsford (except, perhaps, Rosings) – are a second home to me. I feel like a part of the beautiful, warm, loving, unbelivably sweet family Bennet. Three daughters married, the smile just wouldn’t give me rest! I was so delighted of the good news, I blushed when Darcy spoke his love, I cried when Lydia ran away, I was mad with Wickham and with Darcy, I smiled whenever Bingley’s name came up and I picture the lovely Jane whenever she was mentioned. And Elizabeth… Well, that’s a whole other story: I could write my autobiography, and let me assure you that her name will be titling gloriously a few chapters. I just related and bonded so deeply, in heart and spirit, in love to the story… It all happened so quickly. Yesterday I picked up a well known novel with an interesting title. I had no idea I was going to pick up not only words and paper pages – but a whole new family, a whole new stock of emotions: of love, of sadness, of fear… At times I felt as if I was so absolutely happy I could not do anything but read, and my heart pounded so hard, as if it were a cauldron full of bioled love and true, honest happiness, that was so full it nearly exploded.
I admit it: I feel like my life has been given a new meaning. I feel like now, at this moment, so far – I lived life to the fullest.
This is not just another book I’ve finished and ready to put back on the shelf, never to seek again. It’s a whole story, a whole adventure, a whole world I just visited, as I opened and closed those sacred pages. Words cannot express what I’m feeling right now. And we all know that words are the most powerful thing in the world, the thing that builds and ruins kingdoms and civilizations, the thing that motivates billions of people around the world, the thing that rules and will forever rule out lives. Yet these words cannot express the emotion that landed on me today. I think I’m in love. And the only bad thing about it is, that I seriously do not know if I could ever do anything to re-fall in love ever again. No human being, no book, nobody, no one, nothing, can do anything to make me feel this deep, complete love again – the way this book did. I am astonished, I don’t know what to say. I feel like I was given an incredible gift. I truly feel like I have grown up, reading this book. Suddenly I feel as if Elizabeth’s spirit’s resides in the temples of my body and soul and turns me upside down. She induces me with her wits and passion and love and wisdom and humananity and happiness – words cannot describe. I am complete.
Oh, my life will never be the same.