Pilgrims on the Golden Road of Youth

Explore the richness of youth on "The Golden Road" by L.M. Montgomery and rediscover the cherished memories that last a lifetime. Learn more now.

Pilgrims on the Golden Road of Youth
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L.M. Montgomery, born Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1874, was a distinguished Canadian author renowned for her "Anne of Green Gables" series. We'll now read the introduction to "The Golden Road," another of Montgomery's coming-of-age enchantments.
In this introduction, we're reminded of youth's lasting glow. "On that road we heard the song of morning stars" and "drank in fragrances aerial and sweet." Montgomery paints youth in its ethereal freshness.
Once upon a time we all walked on the golden road. It was a fair highway, through the Land of Lost Delight; shadow and sunshine were blessedly mingled, and every turn and dip revealed a fresh charm and a new loveliness to eager hearts and unspoiled eyes.
On that road we heard the song of morning stars; we drank in fragrances aerial and sweet as a May mist; we were rich in gossamer fancies and iris hopes; our hearts sought and found the boon of dreams; the years waited beyond and they were very fair; life was a rose-lipped comrade with purple flowers dripping from her fingers.
We may long have left the golden road behind, but its memories are the dearest of our eternal possessions; and those who cherish them as such may haply find a pleasure in the pages of this book, whose people are pilgrims on the golden road of youth.
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"We were rich in gossamer fancies and iris hopes." In other words, our imaginations and ambitions were all over the place. The "years waited beyond" without looming and "life was a rose-lipped comrade." This introduction to "The Golden Road" puts us back in our natural state, promising more airy and easy days in the pages to come.

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L.M. Montgomery Collection