Quotables v.3 The Way To Fairyland

Once upon at time I'd do Quotables on Saturdays. It lasted two straight weeks. Oops. You see the problem is that Quotables are mysterious specimens that do not act on a schedule. They appear when they want to appear and there's just nothing you can do about it. They can't be tamed into obedience to a schedule. So I'm just going to do it whenever the mood strikes.

I was reading this passage from L.M. Montgomery's The Story Girl earlier this week on the bus and loved it. It's very Montgomeryish isn't it?
"I wish there was such as place as fairlyland - and a way to get to get to it," said Cecily.

"I think there IS such a place - in spite of Uncle Edward," said the Story Girl dreamily, "and I think there is way of getting there too, if we could only find it."

Well, the Story Girl was right. There is such a place as fairyland - but only children can find the way to it. And they do not know that it is fairyland until they have grown so old that they forget the way. One bitter day, when they seek it and cannot find it, they realize what they have lost; and that is the tragedy of life. On that day the gates of Eden are shut behind them and the age of gold is over. Henceforth they must dwell in the common light of common day. Only a few, who remain children at heart, can every find that fair, lost path again; and blessed are they above mortals. They, and only they, can bring us tidings from that dear country where we once sojourned and from which we must evermore be exiles. The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and story-tellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland. "

Do you remember the way to fairyland?