Friday, March 4, 2011

Leave it to L.M. Montgomery to Say it Best

“Peace! You never know what peace is until you walk on the shores or in the fields or along the winding red roads of Abegweit on a summer twilight when the dew is falling and the old, old stars are peeping out and the sea keeps its nightly tryst with the little land it loves...

You find your soul then…you realize that youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells forever in the heart. And you look around on the dimming landscape of haunted hill and long white sand-beach and murmuring ocean, on homestead lights and old fields tilled by dead and gone generations who loved them…you will say, ‘Why…I have come home!’”

- L.M. Montgomery, "Prince Edward Island", The Spirit of Canada, 1939 

1 comment:

Marguerite said...

You can hear her love of this place in her writing. Such a wonderful quote.