what she said:

“Marilla, isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

“I’ll warrant you’ll make plenty in it,” said Marilla. “I never saw your beat for making mistakes, Anne.”

“Yes, and well I know it,” admitted Anne mournfully. “But have you ever noticed one encouraging thing about me, Marilla? I never make the same mistake twice.”

“I don’t know as that’s much benefit when you’re always making new ones.”

“Oh, don’t you see, Marilla? There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make, and when I get to the end of them, then I’ll be through with them. That’s a very comforting thought.”

from Anne of Green Gables

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Emma and I are reading this book together, and I’m so excited about showing her the old-school Megan Follows miniseries after we finish. ¬†On the other hand, I’m also already filled with dread about having to read the chapter about Matthew.

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