Friday, February 6, 2009

vision of things not seen

We are rich," said Anne staunchly. "Why, we have sixteen years to our credit and we're as happy as queens, and we've all got imaginations, more or less. Look at that sea, girls- all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy its loveliness anymore if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds. You wouldn't change into any of those women if you could. Would you want to be that white lace girl and wear a sour look all your life, as if you'd been born turning up your nose at the world? Or the pink lady, kind and nice as she is, so stout and short that you'd really no figure at all? Or even Mrs. Evans with that sad, sad look in her eyes? She must have been dreadfully unhappy sometime to have such a look. You know you wouldn't!"
-Anne of Green Gables
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Betsey said...

lovely post,
i grew up with anne of green gables!

Betsey said...

thank you for your comment on my 'blue like jazz' post. i appreciate it more than you know. and i have just picked up don's other book you mentioned- i did not even know he had more books, so thank you for that. :)