In a hundred years…

One wonders what will be in a hundred years, a span of three generations but one lifetime.

Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice

What would Elizabeth Bennet have thought of what was to come? As the second daughter of a country gentlemen of limited means and no ambition, Elizabeth could see more clearly than her four sisters. Oh, to be single and a woman of modest income in Victorian England, yet intelligent, lively, attractive and proud is a curse, for one suffers the prejudice of all those who are suitably wealthy, while less intelligent and attractive.

Then again, we are living in the present and the future is too far away. One may fret about today and the next, but not about tomorrow’s tomorrow.

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