“For the Beauty of the Earth,” by Barlow Girl from The Nativity Story
“I’m going home [for Christmas] to an old country farmhouse, once green, rather faded now, set among leafless apple orchards. There is a brook below and a December fir wood beyond, where I’ve heard harps swept by the fingers of rain and wind. There is a pond nearby that will be gray and brooding by now . . . there will be a little room upstairs over the prorch, where old dreams hang thick and a big, fat, glorious feather bed . . . Oh, but I’ve left out the transforming thing. There’ll be love there-faithful tender love, such as I’ll never find anywhere else in the world-love that’s waiting for me. That makes my picture a masterpiece, doesn’t it, even if the colors are not very brilliant?”
-Anne Shirley from “Anne of the Island”
I love your posts this month Erin. I love how you meld my favorite earthly things (Anne Shirley, babies, Santa) with the deeply spiritual. You have a real art for this. Beautiful.
I love the words of “Anne” from each of the books in the series!