I'm behind on posts. I have to finish out our British Virgin Island trip (oh I am naughty, drawing it out over 4 months time)! It is a nightmare trying to get the photos to upload and what is a travel post without photos??
So they're coming. Very very late.
I've obviously been overloaded at work, what which our busiest semester, Summer, nearly upon us. The new class begins May 11th. And we are preparing for an audit this summer so I am basically doing 2 full-time jobs.
But I just had to pop in and say something about Jonathan Crombie's death. I am so sad. Gil !!
Crombie played Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables. He died April 15th of a brain hemorrhage.
He wasn't acting so much as Gil, he was Gil; he perfectly captured the spirit of the character from the books!
He was my first movie crush. I loved Gil in the books and then seeing him on screen, oh...
Maybe he is the reason I love brown hair and brown eyes on men (and married one)!
That thatch of hair, that dimple, that smirk.
He had a soulful, searching, concerned gaze and so much expression in his eyes.
He captured that irrepressible mischievous teenaged boy so well. CARROTS!
And the way he said "I'm sorry Anne" with that strange twist of words that sounded like "So-ree."
They don't make people like Gil anymore, not even in books or movies.
Thank God we have Comrie's spirit captured for all time and posterity in the Green Gables series.
Which I now need to go watch again for the umpteenth time...
Remember when they kiss for the first time, on the bridge?? That moment built up forever and each time I watch it I fell as though I am bursting with glee and relief! And then I shout "ABOUT DAMN TIME!"
We'll miss Jon, he was a kindred spirit.