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At the beginning of the story, Anne tells Marilla about her desire to connect with another little girl:
“A bosom friend–an intimate friend, you know–a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul.”
As Anne establishes a life in Avonlea, she is always on the lookout for fellow kindred spirits. Cranky Miss Josephine Barry is a kindred spirit after Anne wins her friendship, but not Laurette Bradley whom she meets at Mrs. Allan’s tea at the Manse. I think Anne’s kindred spirits are people who recognize her gifts and love Anne for her true spirit. Yes, even Gilbert Blythe!
Why is finding kindred spirits important to Anne? How would you define a kindred spirit?
I think kindred spirits are the people in your life who by some unseen force you share a connection. You bring joy to each other whether it be a relationship years long or a 5 minute conversation with someone in the elevator. Yes, I think even strangers I meet can be kindred spirits! A moment of kindness or silliness with someone I will probably never meet again gives me hope for us crazy humans. No matter what, I am always grateful for my kindred spirits. I can think of a few right now who bless my life and keep me sane.