• When I think something nice is going to happen I seem to fly right up on the wings of anticipation; and then the first thing I realize I drop down to earth with a thud. But really, Marilla, the flying part is glorious as long as it lasts. . . it's like soaring through a sunset. I think it almost pays for the thud.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery (2013). “The Anne of Green Gables Chronicles (Annotated Edition)”, p.426, Jazzybee Verlag