Neverland Musings

     Oh my word! For the first time since I was a kid, I watched the movie Hook. I remember laughing at the movie when it came out. It is always different viewing things through adult eyes. I never dreamed things would turn out the way they did in my life. Sometime I feel like I adult responsibilities have taken over all of the spaces for silliness. There is quite a bit of crudeness in this movie, so I’m not recommending you go out and buy it, but it did make me thoughtful.  It reminded me of an excerpt from L. M. Montgomery’s writing that I enjoyed as a child (and still do.)

     "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 ever 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." 
-L.M. Montgomery (The Story Girl)

     Are you still a child at heart?

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