A few weeks ago, this gorgeous scarlet tanager landed in a tree right outside our sunroom. It is a rare bird in this part of the country so it thrilled us to see it, especially close up. When I was looking for a quote to fit the photo, I came across this one by celebrated author and playwright, J. M. Barrie. He was a fascinating man whose life was filled with success, but also much sorrow. Barrie often took long walks in London’s Kensington Gardens, where he met the five Llewelyn Davies brothers in the late 1890s. He found inspiration for his best-known work—Peter Pan—in his friendship with the boys. Upon the death of their mother, Barrie became their trustee and guardian. He bequeathed the copyright to all Peter Pan works to a children’s hospital in London.
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