Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gay, innocent, and heartless.

I mentioned before that I recently read J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. The characters must have been on my mind a lot because they seemed like the only suitable thing we could be for Halloween. With less coaxing than I first anticipated I would need, I easily convinced JD to don green tights as part of his Peter costume (he loves Halloween. . .) And then, obviously, Tenley was Tinkerbell and I was Wendy. 

Here's a few darling pictures paired with some of my favorite quotes from the book. 
(Sorry the photos are terribly grainy and low quality. I can't seem to figure out why!)

"When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies." -Peter

 "A cradle is such a nice homely thing to have about a house." -Wendy

"There is nothing more pleasant of an evening for you and me when the day's toil is over than to rest by the fire with the little ones near by." -Peter to Wendy

"Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys." -Peter

"No one could ever look quite so merry as Peter, and the loveliest of gurgles was his laugh. He had his first laugh still."

 "If you knew how great is a mother's love," Wendy told them triumphantly, "you would have no fear."

"It was not really Saturday night, at least it may have been, for they had long lost count of the days; but always if they wanted to do anything special they said this was Saturday night, and then they did it."

Wendy to her daughter, Jane: "It is only the gay and innocent and heartless who can fly."
Jane: "What is gay and innocent and heartless? I do wish I were gay and innocent and heartless."

(After Tinkerbell drank poison to save Peter) 
"She was saying that she thought she could get well again if children believed in fairies. Peter flung out his arms. There were no children there, and it was night time; but he addressed all who might be dreaming of the Neverland, and who were therefore nearer to him than you think. . . 'Do you believe?' he cried."

The Knowldens believe in fairies! Especially in this particularly adorable one. ;) Happy Halloween! (Ha, I'm only two weeks late).

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