The Secret Garden

Si querés armar tu biblioteca de clásicos infantiles The Secret Garden no puede faltar. Publicado como novela en 1911, este obrón de la autora victoriana Frances Hodgson Burnett primero fue lanzado en entregas en The American Magazine. Algunos de los temas sobre los que reflexiona la obra son: la familia, la infancia, la naturaleza, el poder de la amistad, la magia y cómo todo aquello que está enfermo o decaído puede renacer... si le damos -al menos un poco de- nuestro amor.

Considerado de los mejores títulos de la literatura infantil del siglo XX, voy a dejar que sus citas hablen por sí solas. Estas son mis preferidas:

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”

“She made herself stronger by fighting with the wind.”

“Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”

“It made her think that it was curious how much nicer a person looked when he smiled."

“Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world (...) but people don't know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.”

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.”

“I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us.”

"Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden - in all the places.”

Ahora, cuéntenme. ¿Conocían este libro?

¿Quién no ha soñado con encontrar un jardín secreto alguna vez...?