page 24 of 244 of An Unrestored Woman

The Merchant’s Mistress

She continually takes a romantic inspiration from nature, be it either the hills which inspired in her dreams of a future (which never came to be), or the horse which helps her realize she needs a purpose. She does not look to men or a husband, she looks inside herself for what she feels is missing. She wants to make her own way the way a man is allowed to in her world.