I’ve thought a lot about it over the last few years, and now I’m ready to sing it to the world.
Beatrix Potter: you and I would have been the very best of friends!
There’s really no denying it.
Two dreamers fluttering about in a world full of meanies and grumps and trolls.
Think of it, Beatrix.
Together, we would have shone like the sun.
If only I had been born in your time, in your place.
I can almost see it now.
You, with your magical stories of rabbits and grumpy-old-men—your fabulous words like…
And lippity-lippity! (That’s not really a word, is it, Beatrix? It’s perfect!)
Other grown-ups might call the wonders of your world nonsense, my darling, B.
But your wonder is how I know we are truly sisters of the soul.
Think of it, Beatrix. Just think of how it would have been!
Both of us finding the darling in everything, both of us believing in the good of the world.
How darling the land of Brooke and Beatrix Potter would have been, for us, my dear and lovely friend.
Beatrix—Helen—whatever you’d like me to call you…I hope you agree.
You and me. The besties that never were, but always will be.
So much love, always.