The Secret Garden

November 16, 2012

By Carter.

Just before these words are spoken in The Secret Garden, cousin Colin sees the mysterious garden for the first time. And it is spectacular. Blooming. Refreshing. Life-giving. Such a simple sentence, but those three tiny words are powerful and tender, and wrapped in a sigh.

As a reader, I always feel just as startled as he must have – to realize a hefty dose of hope is magically restorative. That afternoon in the garden, the only things that mattered were woodpecker feathers, golden sunshine, and whispered giggles. Such delightful things!

So gorgeous, right? You can find this print from Emily McDowell right here!

P.S. — The talented Emily and I are collaborating on this series. Find a new design each week.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Linda K November 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

Thanks for these restorative posts Carter. Delight reigns each time.

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2 Carter Higgins November 16, 2012 at 11:50 am

So kind of you, Linda!

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3 brittney November 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm

this is such an awesome idea for a series. I’m so excited. Thanks.

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4 Erin November 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I got goosebumps just remembering that moment.

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5 Allison November 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Oh, one of the best books of my childhood! I ordered this poster and I can’t wait to hang it in my home.

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