“Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
4″ x 6″ Watercolor
I hope Mona likes Sandy. She told me that Sandy is 11 years old and is a little grumpier than vivacious little Pelle. She has the most piercing blue eyes. Here is the real Sandy.
About Nathaniel Hawthorne
The novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), famous for his dense prose and allegorical undertones, is perhaps best known for The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. He was born in Massachusetts, and his New England upbringing permeates his work. Hawthorne achieved fame late in life: his first work, a collection of short stories, was rejected by publishers, but he continued to write even as he worked at the Salem Custom House.