“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
I can imagine, as an illustrator, being able to create the world of Frances Hodgeson Burnett's The Secret Garden was a fine project for Tasha. It combined so many thinged that she loves to draw--- especially children and flowers, as well as animals. It's such a timeless story, while at the same time so remotely set in a world and time very different than the one we're in today.
I remember reading this book in the 4th grade. And then soon the film adaptation came out, which I loved. It was just so beautiful and the emotion to it was so dark and intense, for a children's movie. Or is it a children's movie? I admit, I find myself coaxing my girl to watch The Secret Garden instead of most of what's available to kids these days. I just love it, after all these years.
I thought the book quote above was fitting not just for the story, but for Tasha too. I think Tasha would have no trouble at all seeing the world as a garden, or even creating a garden out of the world. What do you think? Do you see the whole world as a garden? Or is it a sentiment of children's stories?
I vote for garden....