“Mr. Knightley, in fact, was one of the few people who could see faults in Emma Woodhouse, and the only one who ever told her of them.”
– Jane Austen
In the new version of Emma , Mr. Knightley notices that she is having a bit of a down day and says, “If you were to ask me, I would say that you were in need of a project.” Which of course, interfering busybody she is, she does. And if ever J. was in the house while I was watching it, he would chuckle a bit under his breath and refuse to explain why.
I didn’t get it until talking on the computer with him on Saturday about how life without him is rather dull.
“I’m running out of ideas. I’ve made and frozen two batches of chicken tetrazzini, turned the chicken carcass into homemade broth, cleaned the whole house, did laundry, reorganized the kitchen and my closet, mended a pair of trousers, and am considering baking cookies.”
And suddenly, with the same rumbling, cute chuckle, “You are in need of a project, love.”
Anyone need to be married off? I have a lot of free time on my hands.