Lena Kaligaris’s Art Supply Box

Since 2005 and I have been a fan of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; 2005 was the first year I attended art school and I was in love with all the girls but especially Lena, because she lived the “summer romance” all romantic girls dreamed of, and because she was into art, and later on in the books she became an artist.

In 2008, the second movie came and it was epic! I loved every moment of it! A few years later, I bought the four books and fell deeper in love, especially with Lena and her art time description and development, but my books are back home, I wanted to add the quotes I loved about her art but sadly none of these quotes I enjoyed are added on the net or even Goodreads. Maybe, when I get my books, I’ll add them myself to the site.

In any case, I googled Lena’s box and didn’t find any posts or entries about it, but as usual, I’m usually attracted to things in movies most people don’t notice, so I decided to write a post about it and share my admiration to it.

As any art lover, when you start moving around a lot, you would need a way to move your equipments and supplies easily and cleanly, I had the same box as a gift from husband (my boyfriend back then) when I kept talking about Lena’s box, as a gift in my birthday with an easel (best gift ever!) My box is still the best gift I  ever had, though I had many great gifts, but it’s value exceeds anything else.

Anyway, I just wanted to share my love of Lena’s wooden box and how much I admired it for all these years, if they do make a third movie about the final fifth book (still haven’t started reading it), I hope the box is still there. Maybe my second post should be about the traveling pants, I loved how they looked in the second movie.


Indifferent to Her

Captain Wentworth: I imagined myself indifferent to her but I was only angry and resentful. Too late… too late I began to understand myself and her. Never have I met her equal in good sense or sweetness of character. She’s perfection itself. I’ve never loved any but her.
Captain Harville: We are talking now of Anne Elliot?
Captain Wentworth: Of course! Who else?

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All for Love and the World Well Lost

“All for Love and the World Well Lost… Happy Birthday W.E.”

I believe it is used as a sort of motto vaguely suggesting, “Let’s live our lives for the sake of love even if we destroy ourselves in doing so.”



Please go and check this cool website! If you love the 1920s – 1930s fashion, you are going to love  “Schiaparelli” website.

In the movie W./E. when King Edward rips Wallis’s dress and she scolds him, the table falls silent and she tells them trying to break the uneasiness created by her casual and intimate remark: “Well, it’s a Schiaparelli.” I had to Google Schiaparelli, as a fashionista, all I can say is wow!


Jane Austen Marathon

I woke up tired today, after the haircut, the stomach ache and work week, I need the rest… but I didn’t feel like staying in my PJ’s  I guess I needed to put my clothes and makeup on to feel better about the new change in my look.

So I put on a movie… I watched “Mansfield Park” the 2007 movie, I have always hated the 1999 version, so not Austen.


I loved Edmund and Fanny, I loved how all of a sudden he discovered he loved her all along when she knew it from the start. Fanny always loved Edmund, and she watched Mary Crawford and Edmund fall in love silently, she didn’t interfere  didn’t damage what they had, though Edmund told her everything and trusted her so. Fanny Price is just a good girl with a good heart.

Afterward, I watched “Northanger Abbey” also made in 2007. First, I love Felicity Jones, and second, I love that the movie/book is about a book lover.


Though I always have hated Isabella and John Thorpe, it’s just Catherine Morland “Cathy” is such a good girl with a pure mind of heart and I really wanted her to be with Henry Tilney… Of course it’s an Austen novel and Austen LOVES happy endings. I love her quote:

My characters shall have, after a little trouble, all that they desire.

And I love the fact that someone read our minds and decided to make all Northanger Abbey fans happy by making a movie passed on “The Monk”. Isn’t exciting? I can’t wait to watch this movie. It was released in 2011, but I only recently heard of it.


After that, I watched my favorite “Persuasion” also made 2007, I wasn’t a fan of 1995 version, it’s not bad but not my favorite either. And then I noticed I am having a Jane Austen marathon… haven’t had one in a long time… it’s just that I could watch my favorites over and over again…


I then started watching 2007 “The Jane Austen Book Club”, and as always I cried a bit when Prudie talked about her parents. I love this movie, though I never understood Allegra’s story or why all the drama happened afterward with her girlfriend. But I LOVE Grigg, he could be an Austen man and I really love his relationship with Jocelyn, and I love that the movie is about Jane Austen and book lovers entwined with real life, real people, real love and second chances.


When that was finished I put 2005 “Pride and Prejudice”… I just reached the part when Elizabeth and Jane are in bed talking about the ball, Mr. Benignly and Mr. Darcy’s bad behavior. Oh I just LOVE this movie, “Pride and Prejudice” and “Persuasion” always fight for first place, but in my heart of hearts “Pride and Prejudice” always wins… but all six of Jane Austen’s books and movies are my favorite, I love each copy and each version, I love movies passed on her novels like Bride and Prejudice, Aisha, Clueless and Bridget Jones’s Diary.


I just love her and love her stories… I guess after “Pride and Prejudice” I will watch either “Emma” 2009 or “Lost in Austen” 2008 miniseries…

They are making one of Shannon Hale’s books “Austenland” into a 2013 movie… I can’t wait to watch it!! I hope they put it in theaters here in Amman, it was released in January 18, 2013.


Well, that’s all I would say right now, got to get back to my Austen World!


Nothing Worth Staying For

Anne Elliot: Captain… Captain. Are you going?
Captain Wentworth: Yes.
Anne Elliot: Is the first half at least not worth staying for?
Captain Wentworth: No. There’s nothing worth me staying for. Good night.

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Wedding Gift

Anne: Captain…Captain, I am in receipt of your proposal and am minded to accept it. Thank you.
Wentworth: Are you quite certain?
Anne: I am. I am determined. I will. And nothing, you may be sure, will ever persuade me otherwise.

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Half Hope, Half Agony

Miss Elliot,
I can bear this no longer. You pierced my soul. I’m half agony, half hope. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. I offer myself to you again with a heart more your own than when you almost broke it eight years ago. I have loved none but you. You alone, who brought me to Bath, for you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? I can hardly write. I must go, uncertain of my fate. A word, a look, would be enough. Only tell me that I am… tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever.
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Utterly Misinformed

Captain Wentworth: [distressed and avoiding making eye contact] I have been charged by the Admiral… That is Admiral Croft has been confidently informed that Mr. Elliot… That everything is now set in your family for a marriage between yourself and Mr. Elliot. It was added that you were to live at Kellynch. The Admiral wished me to say that if this is the case that his lease will be canceled and he and my sister will find themselves another house… What answer should I give the Admiral.
Anne Elliot: You will please thank the Admiral for me, but I must tell you that he is utterly misinformed.
[Captain Wentworth suddenly makes eye contact]
Captain Wentworth: [hopeful] Misinformed? Utterly?
Anne Elliot: Quite mistaken.
Captain Wentworth: No truth in any of it?
Anne Elliot: None.

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Grow More Alike

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Anne: And yet, I’m sure in time they will grow more alike. Captain Benwick will gain high spirits and cheerfulness and she will…

Wentworth: Relish for morbid poetry.

[they laugh]

Anne: Just so.

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