Yesterday, I had the sense and sensibility to walk near the seashore with Michael, to visit the Harvard Book Store, AND to see an excellent production of Jane Austen‘s Sense and Sensibility with my sensible friend, Deb.
When I was a senior in college, I had the sense and sensibility to write my undergraduate thesis on Jane Austen. The title of that thesis was Judgment and [a word I don’t have the sensibility to remember, but my sense is that it’s something like “Perception”] in the Novels of Jane Austen.
“Sense” means good judgment or prudence, and “sensibility” means sensitivity or emotionality.
Today, I would venture to say that combining one’s sense and sensibility results in wise mind — the overlap of logic and emotion. I now have the sense and sensibility to quote Marsha Linehan, the creator of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT):
Wise mind is that part of each person that can know and experience truth. It is where the person knows something to be true or valid. It is almost always quiet, It has a certain peace. It is where the person knows something in a centered way.
Do you see any sense and/or sensibility in my photos from yesterday?
As usual, I have the sense and sensibility to end a post with thanks to all who helped me create it and to you — of course! — for bringing your sense and sensibility to my blog.