Peter Pan

November 30, 2012

Just always be waiting for me. -J.M. Barrie

By Carter.

These heartwrenching (or heartwarming!) words come in the final chapter of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, where the Wendy in the nightgown has grown into the Wendy in the wedding gown. Although she was happy to grow up, she wonders aloud to her daughter Jane if her days of flying and adventuring were real. Sweet Jane insists on knowing Peter’s final words to Wendy, and this is what he said.

Wendy waited. She became a mother, and she waited. She waited, and she wondered. And he did come back for her – Peter, that rapscallion boy.

This print is available in Emily’s shop, perfect for celebrating the most timeless of friendships. Can’t you picture Wendy, staring at that bright moon, waiting for her dear friend? 

P.S. — This series — illustrated quotes from children’s books — is a collaboration between Emily McDowell and myself. You can find the whole series here.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Wendy November 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

Maybe it’s because Peter Pan’s Wendy is my namesake, but yeah, I get misty-eyes picturing this!


2 March 7, 2014 at 7:11 am

Always refreshing to hear a rational answer.


3 Angela DeMuro November 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I must purchase this print. Thank you. One of my dearest of friends passed away 4 years ago quickly from a brain tumor. He was a Peter Pan-ish person. He assisted in my belief….and now I can share what I do with children everywhere.


4 DebiR November 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

My sweet husband passed away 10 years ago. It would be our 20th anniversary this year. What a lovely sentiment that matches my faith.


5 Carter Higgins November 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Oh, Debi. Love to you.


6 Tan December 1, 2012 at 8:46 am

This is so so beautiful. (I want them all)


7 Tan December 1, 2012 at 9:00 am

I just bought it for my friend Wendy named after Peter pan. I couldn’t resist!


8 Andrea December 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm

What a lovely series (and lovely quote)! I look forward to seeing more.


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