A date with Gilbert Blythe

6 Apr

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Wow, what a huge question. There are so many. At this very moment, it’s hand down Gilbert Blythe from the fictional story “Anne of Green Gables”. Ask me tomorrow and it would be another character, probably Anne. That’s just a  huge question to ask for a voracious reader such as myself. There are so many interesting and inspirational characters out there to choose from. So, tonight at this very moment I would have to choose Gilbert Blythe because he’s the kind of guy most women would dream of having in their life. Gilbert represented patience, love, compassion and grace. I loved the way he said “sorry” with that cute Canadian accent. The book “Anne of Green Gables” has sparked the imagination of millions of readers all over the world. We all wish we had a friend like Anne by our side. It’s one of my favorite books and it has even made me want to visit Prince Edward Island just to experience what I read and saw in the book and movie. I want to smell the ocean air, see the rolling hills, listen to the sounds of the island.

What would I do with Gilbert if he were to be brought to life from a fictional story? Being the romantic that I am, we first go hiking by a waterfall and just talk along the way, then we would pack a picnic basket with goodies and head down to the beach later on the day ending with roasting marshmellows by the bonfire at night. This is the second time I’ve changed this “date”. So for this year (2014), a picnic it is. :)

For fans, this is a current picture of Jonathan Crombie himself in 2011. He was suppose to be in the play “To Kill A MockingBird”, but had to pull out due to illness, but we all know he would’ve made an excellent Atticus Finch. I think he looks quite dashing in that blue suit. From playing Gilbert, Romeo and countless other characters, Jonathan Crombie continues to share his love of theatre and his talent to those of us who are fortunate enough to catch him in a live performance.

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8 Responses to “A date with Gilbert Blythe”

  1. **JavaGirlsLife** September 20, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    I love this blog. :)

    • Java Girl February 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

      Two years later, I still really love this blog!

  2. baltimore cruises October 4, 2011 at 5:06 am #

    “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” ~ Henry Van Dyke

    • Sarina Makhmud December 27, 2011 at 10:23 am #

      you expressed it beautifully, it mellows and keeping warm inside my heart. just like the first love experience, it lasted over time.

      • Java Girl February 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

        Thank you so much!

    • Java Girl February 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

      YES!! My thoughts exactly! When one is in love, love feels like it could go on for eternity and you WANT it to go on for eternity! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. thelostkerryman February 27, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Could I be Gilbert Blythe…please?

    • Java Girl February 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

      Awww! Well, since you asked politely…….

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