She was the first English woman I had ever met.
And it seemed to me she knew more about the world than anyone.
But it was a world Siam was afraid would consume them.
The monsoon winds had whispered her arrival like a coming storm.
Some welcomed the rain, but others feared a raging flood.
Still she came, unaware of the suspicion that preceded her.
But it wasn't until years later, that I began to appreciate how brave she was, and how alone she must have felt.
An English woman.
The first I had ever met. (from the 1999 movie Anna & the King-based on Anna Leonowen's diaries )
more of Anna's return here
all Anna's things from 1st dibs
anna's coat -as seen in Vogue January 1971