Do you feel accomplished? Well, do you?

"No one can be really esteemed accomplished, who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with. A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half deserved." Pride and Prejudice

Let's see how I measure up.

Music - My ability to play the piano was never very good and has only diminished with time.

Singing - You don't want to hear me sing.

Drawing- I can't draw. My sister and mother are artist but the talent missed me.

Dance - I took tap dance as a child. Does that count?

Modern Languages - I took French in high school. It still gives me nightmares.

Something in my air - I prefer Happy by Clinique :-)

I think I'll stop while I'm ahead. No, I would not deserve the title "accomplished" if I suddenly found myself in Regency England. However, by modern standard I can hold my own with the best of them. What about you? Would you rather be accomplished in the Regency sense or are you happy with your more modern accomplishments?


Amarinda Jones said...

I love that quote out of Pride. I am not the sligtest bit accomplished and yet I still manage to stumble by in life - go figure

Ms. Place said...

I can draw passably, sew, and knit, but I cannot ride, speak French, or waltz. Oh, dear.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

I took French and Latin in high school. I can sing but not play an instrument. And I take Latin Ballroom dancing. I also can't draw apart from some pretty boxes. I used to be able to knit but I'm a better crocheter, and I can sew on a mighty-fine button.