“There is such a place as fairyland – but only children can find the way to it. And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forget the way. One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it, they realize what they have lost; and that is the tragedy of life…
On that day the gates of Eden are shut behind them and the age of gold is over. Henceforth they must dwell in the common light of common day. Only a few, who remain children at heart, can ever find that fair, lost path again; and blessed are they above mortals. They, and only they, can bring us tidings from that dear country where we once sojourned and from which we must evermore be exiles. The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and story-tellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.“
-L.M. Montgomery – The Story Girl
I came across this quote in a blog post on the Anne of Green Gables website. Lucy Maud Montgomery was one of my absolute most favorite writers in the whole world when I was a kid. And this quote, though embedded in my memory somewhere, had long been forgotten until I came across it earlier today.
Usually on Wednesday’s I like to simply post a pic and call it Wordless Wednesday. But today just felt like a day for words. Beautiful romantic and inspiring words.