Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dearest Anne...

My faithful readers know how much I love you. My friends know how I adore you. My mother tried to plan a pilgrimage to Prince Edward Island to pay homage to you, but we couldn't coordinate schedules.

But it has been so long since I have last gazed at your red pigtails, your freckles, your dress of grey wincey. I have not turned your pages in years...to be frank, I can't remember the last time I paid a visit to Avonlea.

I have been in the middle of quite a few heavy duty books lately, as evidenced by my sidebar. At this time though, all that material is getting too heavy for me. Whenever that happens, that is when I need to visit an old friend--and you, my dear, are that old friend.

But will you still hold appeal for me as an adult, as opposed to a fledgling adolescent? Will your tales still bring me magic even though I'm no longer as youthful as you? Will Avonlea be as magical and romantic as I once remembered?

I shall find out soon, for tonight, I am opening your pages once again. I shall be with you as you and Matthew journey home on the White Way of Delight, past the Lake of Shining Waters. I shall be with you the first time you cross the threshold at Green Gables. And I shall be cheering you on as you stand up to Gilbert when he calls you "Carrots."

Dearest Anne, I have missed you so. It will be so good to spend time with you again. Last month was tough for me, and while things are much better now, I still need a reminder that "God's in His heaven, all's right with the world."

7 comments:

Yaya said...

Happy Reading tonight!

Carolee / Home4ever said...

What an adorable blog!

Hope you had a Happy VGNO!

JennyMac said...

A friend just told me she went back and read a Judy Blume book we read as kids. She appreciated it in a different way this time around. Hope you enjoy your flashback too.

Momma Hunt said...

Ok so I am a total loser, but I am getting a bit misty eyed. Anne of Green Gables was a favorite movie/book that I used to watch and read with my beloved Noni (Italian for Grandmother). I think we need to bring back Anne in some sort of revival for the present day girl!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

May you find a little peace...

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Celia said...

Ok, you be Anne and I will be your bosom chum Diana. You know my sister and her friends had an Anne Of Avonlea tea party and movie fest.

Jenners said...

The magic will still be there ... she enchanted me just a few months ago and I'm OLD!!!!