“It’s not what the world holds for you. It’s what you bring to it.”
I was telling a coworker of mine that I wish I would’ve read A of GB when I was younger. The book is filled with short chapters of Anne Shirley getting into trouble and causing all kinds of shenanigans with her friends. Each chapter is a short moral story that, I’m sure, a young impressionable girl is supposed to learn from. I did enjoy the book but it became a tad trivial for me since I have done the bulk of my growing up and know not to do certain things. I did find her trials amusing none the less.
For me it was about imagination. When Anne grows older she realizes that she must put her imagination to rest, or at least not voice her imaginings as much as she used to. No matter how old we get we should never completely lose our imaginations. I feel it is something that a lot of us take for granted. The imagination is where a mind can play without repercussion. My father had brain surgery about a year ago and I asked him if he was nervous, he said “I just don’t want to lose my imagination.” It is a lesson for all of us. We are all running around and barely look to the clouds anymore. So, take this lesson from Anne and imagine on dear friends, imagine on.
side note: I may be MIA for a time. I have started reading George R R Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series and at about 800 pages each it will take me some time to finish. I’m averaging about 2 1/2 weeks to finish one. I’m trying to decide if I should blog them separately or wait until I finish the fourth. Thoughts?