Thrift store words of beauty

I love when the Universe taps you on the shoulder and says,

Hey, look at this. 

You’ll stumble upon many lovely, unexpected surprises when you become an Adventure Shopper aka Thrifter.

Something always finds you.

When I saw this framed excerpt of writing from author George Eliot I had to stop and read it.

George Eliot was a pen name for Mary Anne Evans who lived during the 19th century.

She was an English novelist and journalist who used a man’s pen name in order to be taken seriously as a writer.


Mary Anne Evans, you changed the world of writing for women and it is on shoulders like yours that I stand.

So.  When I saw this (it wasn’t for sale) I took a picture instead.

The line:

“But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive;   

for the growing good of the earth is largely dependent on unhistoric acts;”

It brought tears to my eyes.

It made me think of so many women who I admire.

You don’t find that in Walmart.