Day: November 9, 2011

Gone With The Wind Diaries, III

Day 09: 23, 24 The exodus. The farewell. And the first kiss! We see a different Scarlett here, driving an old horse with a sick woman, a newborn baby, a hungry child, and a blabbering slave with her. What a motley crew! If we are to inject karmic beliefs here, this is Scarlett’s weight to tow for all the things that she did in the not so distant past. Almost every house is burned in Tara, and this horrible sight of smoke and rubble forebodes something in Scarlett. Could it be that their house is gone, the very refuge from the war that she is desperately seeking? Contrary to this, the O’Hara house is as solid as ever despite the lack of lights. But there is something ghastly in it, something despondent that fills the rooms with uncomfortable airs. Ellen is dead. Scarlett’s sisters are sick. Gerald is out of grips. Most of the darkies have escaped. What is Scarlett to do? This is a pivotal moment for our protagonist. It’s history repeating itself in …