Ask David Nicholls (author of One Day) why he is drawn to Thomas Hardy: ‘because it’s “big and emotional and moving and people identify with it”‘.
I watched the critically acclaimed ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ (Thomas Vinterberg / David Nicholls adaptation) on the plane from Gatwick to Antigua (direct flights daily folks!).
With a 7.2 imdb rating I know I am not alone in the pleasure that I consumed from such a bewitching story so beautifully portrayed.
However the story got me thinking about bygone days and how much more creative we were then. The ladies yearned to play piano and everyone wrote letters with an elegant hand.
Today we are in such pursuit of endless happiness that there is a loss of creativity. In the past, people sat more with any sadness that befell them and used it. There was no Ben and Jerry’s nor…
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