Whatever comes,” she said, “cannot alter one thing.
If I am a princess in rags and tatters,
I can be a princess inside.
It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed
in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of
a triumph to be one all the time
when no one knows it.
A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett
Illustration by J.B. Monge (in dutch)
3 december 2010