Little Women, Lot of Sedatives

Little Women = straight up ugly cry. The scene where Hannah places the rose petals over the dolls after Beth dies … I just can’t.

As such, you must brace yourself for a tour of Orchard House–Louisa May Alcott’s home in Concord, Massachusetts. You’ll start uncontrollably tearing up as soon as the introductory video begins to play. You’ll continue to cry when you see Louisa May Alcott’s desk. You’ll cry when you see the boots she hand-stitched to play Rodrigo. You’ll cry when you see the dolls that belonged to her sister, who inspired the character of Beth.

My Hell / Late 1800s / At Least It's a Good Story

My Hell / Late 1800s / At Least It’s a Good Story

 

Of note, you are the only one crying during this time. Just you.

By the time the tour is over, you have a tension headache and feel sick inside. Why did Beth have to die? WHY? Fuck those selfish Hummels for giving her scarlet fever.

Concord, Mass. / June 2012 / At Least It's a Good Story

Concord, Mass. / June 2012 / At Least It’s a Good Story

On a positive note, the tour will teach you a very valuable lesson: Your “Anne of Green Gables”-inspired pilgrimage will require constant sedation. My advance apologies, Canada.

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