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Print - Out to the Gayhearts

Print - Out to the Gayhearts


Out to the Gayhearts
from an original oil by John Blake Bergers

"People said 'out to the Gayhearts' and thought it rather a long walk in summer. But Lucy covered the distance a dozen times a day, covered it quickly with that walk so peculiarly her own, like an expression of irrepressible light heartedness; a mere white figure under the flickering shade of the early trees. On she came, past hedges and lilac bushes and woolly-green grape arbours and rows of jonquils, and one knew she was delighted with everything; with her summer clothes and the air and the sun and the blossoming world."
Inspired by Willa Cather's Lucy Gayheart