It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for the next morning, repackaging into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day. If you could keep awake (but of course you can't) you would see your own mother doing this, and you would find it very interesting to watch her. It is quite like tidying up drawers. You would see her on her knees, I expect, lingering humorously over some of your contents, wondering where on earth you had picked this thing up, making discoveries sweet, pressing this to her cheek as if it were as nice as a kitten, and hurriedly stowing that out of sight. When you wake in the morning, he naughtiness and evil passions with which you went to bed have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mid, and on the top, beautifully aired, are spread our your prettier thoughts, ready for you to put on." --J.M.Barrie, Peter Pan
I've been reading Peter Pan, and LOVING it. I hadn't read it before (I'd always read the first page and tossed it aside in boredom) but I do so love it now. I found these illustrations...and I love them. I'm in love Arthur Rakham's work now.
I wish I could draw like this: