Thursday, July 28, 2011
Advice from The Bird Woman...
(Have you ever read A Girl of the Limberlost? NO?! Oh the tragedy! Run, don't walk, to the library and find a copy. It's pure charm and wonderfulness. No, really. I swear to you. I'll forever be grateful that Shayla let me borrow her copy when I was about 13. This quote comes from one of my favorite characters, the Bird Woman. You'll just have to indulge in a little of the wonderfulness of the book to really discover who she is. I must add a special shout out to Amazon for reuniting me with this long lost love. Reunited and it feels so good. Yup, I went there.)
"What you are lies with you. If you are lazy, an accept your lot, you may live it. If you are willing to work, you can write your name anywhere you choose, among the only ones who live beyond the grave in this world, the people who write books that help, make exquisite music, carve statues, paint pictures and work for others. Never mind the calico dress, and the coarse shoes...before long you will hear yesterday's tormentors boasting that they were once classmates of yours."
Gene Stratton-Porter A Girl of the Limberlost pg. 27