True Beauty

Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, is one of my all-time favorite books.  I especially love these inspirational and moving lines spoken by Marmee, matriarch of the family:

“If you feel your value lies in being merely decorative, I fear that someday you might find yourself believing that’s all that you really are.  Time erodes all such beauty, but what it cannot diminish is the wonderful workings of your mind:  Your humor, your kindness, and your moral courage. These are the things I cherish so in you.  I so wish I could give my girls a more just world.  But I know you’ll make it a better place.”

~Marmee, Little Women

~Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

*These photographs were taken in the Cotswolds area of England:

Blenheim Palace Garden

Snowshill Lavender Farm

Sudeley Castle Garden

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