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