It has always seemed to me, ever since early childhood, amid all the commonplaces of life, I was very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty. Between it and me hung only a thin veil. I could never draw it quite aside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I caught a glimpse of the enchanting realms beyond -- only a glimpse -- but those glimpses have always made life worthwhile.
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables