“if you look the right way, the whole world is a garden.”
Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden (1993)
Before Dame Maggie Smith won our hearts as Professor MacGongall in the Harry Potter series, she acted in numerous films based on classic literature; one of her roles which won her critical acclaim was Mrs. Medlock.
It may be largely forgotten or even an underrated, but to me it is a classic retelling of the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. (Albeit, I don’t recall reading the children’s book). But I am fond of old-fashioned nineteenth-century classics such as this.
While Maggie Smith’s performance likely stood out above the rest of the cast, the Secret Garden has an incredible story to tell: of death and life and re-birth.
Mary and Dixon both share in caring for the secret garden. It’s a simple task, growing the garden from seeds into a beautiful, magical garden.
It’s something out of a dream.
Really it is.
It’s now the New Year’s Eve and I haven’t posted in what has felt like ages. To those of you still with me, I appreciate your support.
On a side note, do you have any New Year’s resolutions?