All the Light We Cannot See
"Perhaps you lost some of your childhood innocence. Every time we learn an important lesson about life we suffer a sense of loss. That's my experience. We gain. But there's a cost."
--Aidan Chambers, “Postcards from No Man’s land”
“Child of the pure unclouded brow
And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet, and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy-tale.”
-- Lewis Carrol, “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There”
The Secret Garden
“It isn't like us poor fools as think it matters if us is called out of our names. Th' Big Good Thing doesn't stop to worrit, bless thee. It goes on makin' worlds by th' million--worlds like us. Never thee stop believin' in th' Big Good Thing an' knowin' th' world's full of it”
-- Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden”