Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Sweetest Days

"After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."

Life at Green Gables was full of just such days, for Anne's adventures and misadventures, like those of other people, did not all happen at once, but were sprinkled over the year, with long stretches of harmless, happy days between, filled with work and dreams and laughter and lessons.

~quote taken from Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery


Peregrina said...

Ah, my favorite, favorite books.

That quote actually brings tears to my eyes...

Close To Home said...

oh i love this. i adore that quote. love the phrase about the pearls...i forgot how many good things were written in that book!