Monday, June 30, 2008

Manic Monday

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Our word for Manic Monday is PRIDE. Thanks Mo, it's a great word. I had a lot of ways to go so I posted the ones that occurred to me first.




I have great PRIDE in my flag. I took this shot for Photo Hunters around Memorial Day this year. While I have PRIDE in my flag and my heart is with the soldiers who fight over in Iraq, I am AGAINST the war in Iraq and have ALWAYS been.




The GAY PRIDE flag flies at Market and Castro Streets in front of the large pink triangle, shrouded in fog, on Twin Peaks in San Francisco on Saturday, June 28, 2008. (AP Photo/The San Francisco Chronicle, Paul Chinn). The recent decision in California to allow gay marriages is a move by this country toward greater civilization and respect for diversity.



Keira Knightley (in an Oscar-nominated performance) and Matthew Macfadyen.

Of course how could a post on PRIDE be complete without a mention of the novel by Jane Austen, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

Pride and Prejudice, first published on 28 January 1813, is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels and one of the first "romantic comedies" in the history of the novel. The book is Jane Austen's second published novel. Its manuscript was initially written between 1796 and 1797 in Steventon, Hampshire, where Austen lived in the rectory. Called First Impressions, it was never published under that title, and following revisions it was retitled Pride and Prejudice.

I finish up by presenting a video by U2



1984 recording of PRIDE (In the Name of Love) by a very young BONO

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21 comments:

Kimmie said...

Hi Mary!

What a excellent post for this weeks Manic Monday! You always do such a wonderful job on thinking them out. I loved the video also!
Happy Manic Monday my dear friend.
Hugs,
Kimmie

WillThink4Wine said...

I love Jane Austen! Sense & Sensibility is one of my all-time favorites! Great post, Mary!

Ivanhoe said...

Oh Mary, how I love that song by U2. And I liked the movie (did not read the book) and of course I'm with you on the flag, troops & gay pride. Have a great Monday!

Debbie said...

I'm with you on the troops and the war and I had no idea there was a gay pride flag...I don't get out much LOL!

Outstanding job!

Star8278 said...

great photos!!!

anthonynorth said...

A lot to be proud of there - especially another excellent post!

Putz said...

magic monday.....guess what tomorrow is, teach????ruby tuesdaya and i am ttrying to find something red to take a picture of......how about my red swimming suit, or fishing hat, or the blush off my grandaughter's cheeks??

Jamie said...

That was an excellent post. Naturally I am a Jane Austin maven. Have you seen The Jane Austin Book Club as yet?

Of course any reason to listen to U2 is always accepted.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I love it Mary. What a wonderful, uplifting post. You should be proud. Have a great MM. :)

Bond said...

What a wonderful set of photos...

Mo said...

Excellent post, Mary!
I'm proud to be your friend!

mo

Tammy said...

I love that song!

Shoshana said...

I love, loved! love that Pride and Prejudice. I cannot fathom my infatuation to the book and all its adaptations. I just love it.

Julia Smith said...

The most wonderful thing of all about the American flag is that you can say you don't support the war and don't have to hide from authorities in order to speak your own mind. Think about the voters in Zimbabwe. Scary.

We've had legal same sex marriage here in Nova Scotia since September 24, 2004. At my job in a pension agency, I've had the pleasure of scanning marriage certificates belonging to two women or two men. As I looked at them, I realized I was holding historic documents in my hands and felt quite awed by that.

Odat said...

Great post!!! I enjoyed that.
Peace

crazy working mom said...

Beautifully done, Mary! Happy Manic Monday and thanks for showing us your prides. I appreciate you stopping by mine as well.

Travis said...

That song was my introduction to U2 and remains my favorite of theirs.

These are all terrific Pride thoughts.

Mariposa said...

Wow...be proud of this Monday post you did! Very nice...

Happy (belated) MM!

Desert Songbird said...

Oooo, gotta love any post that includes U2!

Janna said...

A variety of prides!
Very nice.

This will be a great addition to the carnival. Thanks!

Travis said...

Excellent choice for the carnival!