Pearls slipping off a string

I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.

–L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Thank you to my friend Isabella for pointing me to this wonderful passage from Anne of Green Gables, which was one of my very, very favorite childhood books.

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  1. Posted September 14, 2012 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Yes. I love that book, this quote and those kinds of days. xo

  2. Angi
    Posted September 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    I still sigh after reading passages from Anne. Beautiful sentiment; I am working to appreciate those days as greatly, if not more so, than my splendid days. Also, as a relatively new reader, I would like you to know I appreciate your words and perspective very much.

  3. Posted September 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Today in church I was thinking about Jane Kenyon; trying to remember the lines of “Let Evening Come” and then–after months of neglecting to read all of my favorite blogs, including yours–I was thinking of you and wondering if the poem made your insides ache the way it does mine. Then you showed up on my blog. Then I came to yours and saw a quotation from Jane Kenyon. Then I smiled a big smile for the ways in which the universe operates sometimes: layer upon layer of connections, surfacing just when you are ready to see them. PS: I had the extreme pleasure of reading Anne of Green Gables for the first time while visiting my parents on PEI. Nerd heaven for me.