"Dear sunshine, what a potent medicine you are."
I am working on a middle-grade piece of historical fiction, so yesterday when I visited my ninety-five year old friend I shared a bit of the story with her. She then looked at me hard and asked me what the resolution will be. "What is your heroine getting at?" I stared blankly for a minute searching for a simple reply, but nothing came. It was exactly what I needed to be asked and I give thanks for her wisdom and the work that is before me to answer that question.
"Oh, God, as long as I live give me, 'leave to work.' Thus pray I. Leave and courage."
I will stop with the Lucy Maud quotes now. The other day at the library, this book was lying next to the checkout counter and Myles exclaimed, "Mom that's what Ms. K is reading!" In a classic moment of, "I'll have what she's having," I plucked this book up and have been gripped ever since. Ms. K is Myles' heralded English teacher and we all take her doings very seriously. See what you think.