Drawing Time: Hester Prynne from “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorn

Had to draw one of my favorite literary heroes!

I’ve been re-reading “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and can I just say how much I love this book!

While some focus on Hester Prynne as an outcast shunned by the world, I love the literary focus of her growth process through patience, service and gratitude. Even that she named her daughter Pearl had layers of symbolism! She becomes such a shining example that those who visit the community not knowing her story think the “A” is a sign of honor.

She acknowledged and learned from her sin, her partner did not, and that did not end well for him! Another was consumed by jealousy over it.

While our choices are nobody’s business but ourselves. I am hoping to be more like Hester in my life. Wear my bad choices to learn from them, until they become a strength. And speak about them when appropriate to lift others!

And acknowledge, that we don’t know what others are going through. Give them time and grace.

*End literary rant*

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