I hope this one is self-explanatory to literature fans!
My love-affair with Anne began in 1987 when I read Anne of Green Gables. Within 2 years I had read the (then) eight book series, watched the video at least a million times and re-read as much as I could. In 1991, after finishing chemo, I was taken to Prince Edward Island to see Anne for myself - most kids want Disneyland, I wanted Anne. In the 20 years since, PEI has become my home - though I don't live there, I've been back six times and consider it my spiritual home and when I'm gone, my ashes are to be scattered there. I've become part of a family whom I cherish as much as anything humanly possible, and in 2009 was part of the team that curated the centenary exhibition on the publication of Anne of Green Gables in Charlottetown - one of my personal moments of pride in life. There is not much I don't know about Anne - to me she is as real and my friend as any human I know and her story has become an integral part of my story. She has brought me family, friends, kindred spirits and a sense of belonging.
And if you don't know about the line "Will you please call me Cordelia?" - you better let me know and I can explain!