"Love. That was what she had that IT did not have"
"You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you"-A Wrinkle in TimeTwo posts again in one day? I wish I didn't have to but it's because, I'm just absolutely heartbroken. I just found out that one of my favorite people, one of my favorite writers died last month. The world lost one of it's greats, Madeleine L'Engle. I was just looking at her books last night sitting next to my bed. I can't tell you how many times I have read her books over and over again, especially A Wrinkle in Time. I remember devouring her books at the library after school starting with Wrinkle and learning about Charles Wallace, Meg and Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which. I thought I was Meg. I imagined so many new worlds, universes and loving 3 loving New Aunts... That book set me on the journey and I read as many of her books that I could get my hands on-every book that the libraries in Quincy, Milton and Weymouth, MA had of Madeleine L'Engle was checked out by me at one time or another. I still pick up cheap copies of her Time Quartet books (and other books) whenever I see them. I can't tell you how many copies I must have of A Wrinkle in Time. I laid in bed a couple of months ago recently and read it all again in one sitting. It is one of my top most favorite books *ever*. And, I'm almost 33.
Thank you, Madeleine, for what you gave me those many years ago, for what you will continue to give to us in your work. You opened a whole universe to me. I hope that you'll do the same for my son when we read the books.
"Our truest responsibility to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find the truth."
"Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it."
" Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling."
"That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along."
"We tend to think things are new because we've just discovered them."
-all quotes above Madeleine L'Engle.