You Might Be A Downton Abbey Fan If….

You might be a Downton Abbey fan if…

  • If you are an American fan, you avoid social media and the British press during the fall to prevent yourself from finding out spoilers.
  • You find a way to watch the current season on the internet before it airs in America.
  • The episode when Anna was raped had you in tears.
  • When Joanne Froggatt won best supporting actress, you jumped for joy (and then preceded to congratulate her via twitter).
  • As soon as the date of the season premier is announced, you start counting down the days.
  • You cried when Sybil and Matthew died.
  • You have read or written fanfiction.
  • You wish Robert would just stop being so nostalgic for the past and use his brain when it comes to business matters.
  • You thank Julian Fellows profusely for Maggie Smith’s profound and hilarious one liners.
  • You become interested in the history of the period.
  • You are waiting for an Odd Couple/Downtown mashup spinoff starring Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton.
  • You cheered when Edith took control of her life and her child.
  • You want to smack Mary for being so nasty sometimes.
  • You have seen or want to see the following movies, regardless of the reviews or the box office returns:
    • The Guest
    • The Cobbler
    • Cinderella
    • Winters Tale
    • Non Stop
    • Anna Karenina
  • You would love to dress up like the female characters (minus the corset), if only for a short time.
  • Every clip and interview that is released before the season starts is conversation starter.
  • You are waiting eagerly for the sixth and final season.
  • And finally, when the end credits roll for the final episode, you will need a huge (and I mean huge, box of Kleenex)

The Void

There is a dark void in all of us. It is our mistakes, our scars, the darker sides of ourselves that we normally keep hidden.

A woman committed suicide yesterday. I didn’t know her personally, but she was part of a circle of friends with whom I frequently socialize with.

From what I understand, the void in her was so deep, it was easier to jump in and silence the pain forever.

Even though I did not know her, my heart is still heavy.

I understand what it is to stand at the precipice of a dark void and feel the call to jump and silence the pain forever.

But somehow, I have found the strength to move forward with my life.

I won’t state her name here for privacy’s sake, but RIP. You will be missed.


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