“The Secret Garden was what Mary called it when she was thinking of it. She liked the name, and she liked still more the feeling that when its beautiful old walls shut her in no one knew where she was. It seemed almost like being shut out of the world in some fairy place. The few books she had read and liked had been fairy-story books, and she had read of secret gardens in some of the stories. Sometimes people went to sleep in them for a hundred years, which she had thought must be rather stupid. She had no intention of going to sleep, and, in fact, she was becoming wider awake every day which passed at Misselthwaite.”
-Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
As a child, one of my favorite books was the The Secret Garden. A young girl who got to roam free over Yorkshire's wild moor, playing with boys and tending her own secret hideaway, making friends in the process.....I wished nothing more than to disappear into the pages of the novel.
Imagine my delight then, when I found my own secret garden, a mere 25 minute walk from my dorm <3
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