Hello, everyone! I just wanted to check in and wish you all a Happy Father’s Day if you’re celebrating it. To those of you who are missing someone today, my thoughts go out to you and I hope you are doing the best you are able today. And if today is just a normal Sunday to you, then more power to ya!
On to bookish things, my pick for favorite literary father figure is Matthew Cuthbert. Yes, I could have chosen Arthur Weasley or Sirius Black from Harry Potter, Charlie Swan from Twilight, or even Mr. Bennett from Pride & Prejudice (those were the three big ones I saw on Bookstagram earlier today) but I’m going the Anne of Green Gables route. That seems to be my default so far this year. So why Matthew?
“…he was the shyest man alive and hated to go among strangers or to any place he had to talk.” – Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
When it came to Anne Shirley, the orphan girl who Marilla and Matthew wanted to be a boy to help out around the property, Matthew was a softie. Matthew always listened to Anne’s chatter, even though he didn’t always understand it, and even asked to learn from her since he never went to school himself. Their relationship was so sweet, and Anne referred to them as ‘kindred spirits.’ I just love that phrase and think it fits perfectly.
“True friends are always together in spirit.” – Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Listening to: “Jolene” by Ray LaMontagne