Beholding is Becoming: Day 5

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë He was the first to recognize me, and to love what he saw. What does it mean to find your voice?  Among other things, the phrase has come to mean to expression of one’s true self.  It is no simple task.  For many, the path to discovery is through expressive writing.  […]

Beholding is Becoming: Day 4

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”  Rejection is tough at any age but it is especially painful in adolescence.  At a time when peer pressure is an overwhelming force, young people will often do things outside of […]

Beholding is Becoming: Day 2

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë “Mr. Rochester, I no more assign this fate to you than I grasp at it for myself. We were born to strive and endure – you as well as I: do so. You will forget me before I forget you.” Centuries ago, children were considered grown whenever they could reproduce.  There […]

Beholding is Becoming: Day 1

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. This week we turn our attention to Charlotte Brontë’s classic nineteenth century novel Jane Eyre. First published in 1847, the book follows the life of an orphan who learns the value of […]