|Pardon the yellow-ness. I blame the lamp light + yellow bedspread.|
I'm rereading Louisa May Alcott's Little Women right now. I was inspired by this podcast (and this one) to revisit a book I know I read at least once or twice as a girl, but haven't thought about in years. I've been carrying around an old copy from my beloved bookish grandmother, and I finally decided to crack it open. I remembered the basic premise, but almost none of the details and I'm finding it to be delightful. As in, I am delighted each night when I read a chapter before bed.
I particularly love this little passage, when Mrs. March is talking about the girls' father being gone to war, and how she has the strength to withstand the difficult times:
"If I don't seem to need help, it is because I have a better friend, even than father, to comfort and sustain me. My child, the troubles and temptations of your life are beginning, and may be many; but you can overcome and outlive them all if you learn to feel the strength and tenderness of your Heavenly Father as you do that of your earthly one. The more you love and trust Him, the nearer you will feel to Him, and the less you will depend on human power and wisdom. His love and care never tire or change, can never be taken from you, but may become the source of lifelong peace, happiness and strength. Believe this heartily, and go to God with all your little cares, and hopes, and sins, and sorrows, as freely and confidingly as you come to your mother." (p 114)
My goal was to finish it in December, but with something like 325 pages left, I'm doubtful that will actually pan out. I may have another post about it later on, because it's my blog and I'll blog if I want to.