Something Wonderful

A lovely moment in the opening pages of the glorious Anne of Green Gables:

“She came out of her reverie with a deep sigh and looked a him with the dreamy gaze of a soul that had been wandering afar, star-led.

    “‘Oh, Mr. Cuthbert,’ she whispered, that place we came through — the white place — what was it?’

   “‘Well now, you must mean the Avenue,’ said Matthew after a few moments’ profound reflection. ‘It is a kind of pretty place.’

    “‘Pretty? Oh, pretty doesn’t seem the right word to use. Nor beautiful, either. They don’t go far enough. Oh, it was wonderful — wonderful. It’s the first thing I ever saw that couldn’t be improved upon by imagination. It just satisfied me here’ — she put one hand on her breast — ‘it made a queer funny and yet i was a pleasant ache. Did you ever have an ache like that, Mr. Cuthbert?’

    “‘Well now, I just can’t recollect that I ever had.’

    “‘I have it lots of times — whenever I see anything royally beautiful. But they shouldn’t call that lovely place the Avenue. There is no meaning in a name like that. They should call it — let me see — the White Way of Delight.'”

by L.M. Montgomery






About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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