Aunt Josephines Party

If you read that title and immediately thought of L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables," you and I would probably get along very well! If you read that title and thought of Season 2 Episode 7 of Netflix's "Anne with an E," we truly are 'kindred spirits!'

To say I LOVE Anne of Greene Gables is a vast understatement. I also love almost any adaptation of it as long as it remains true to the spirit of the story. "Anne with an E" has been a massive delight for me and I have watched and re-watched this series too many times to count. Still, episode 7 of Season 2 has thoroughly wrapped itself around my heart. There will be no spoilers in this post but plenty of glimpses into a world that I have always been enchanted by.

What touches me most about it, is that it truly is a get together of the creatives and 'misfits' of society. Good and decent people who the world would be lost without, yet may not always fit so snugly in 'mainstream society.' (Especially back in that era.)

Yet there they are, enjoying each others company and inspiring new aspirations and concepts to those who had lost their way (like Cole) or those who had no idea they could choose their own way (like Diana.) All of this taking place underneath a canopy of flowers with delicious foods and drinks and music and the very best in bohemian extravagance taken to the grandest lux level! Which brings me to another point:


So many times we fall into believing that there is somehow something evil or dirty about money. Money is like Magick...neutral until the person 'wielding' it's power focuses it one way or the other. I'm sure you'd agree that Aunt Josephine wielded her money in a very wise and wonderful way by putting it into the arts and bringing the beautiful outcasts of the world together. I am sure she paid the artists, writers and musicians very well for their work too! (As it should be!)

As a book nerd-y, creative-y, witchy type of a person, I have felt out of place at times. My interests and endeavors have seemed to be the very thing that brought me great joy. They have also caused me to be shunned by relatives, friends and complete strangers. (Some of this fairly recent too.) It's why the friends and family I do have, who love me for who I am are even more cherished. So the idea of Aunt Josephine's Party has offered a refuge for my 'orphan' soul and serves as a reminder of the wisdom of Anne Shirley-Cuthbert,

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”