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September 7th, 2007
05:25 pm


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Farewell, Madeline L'Engle
S. Zettel says it well:
A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet kept me company throughout my adolescence. Meg showed me courage and dedication. Her relationship with Calvin gave me a glimpse of what love should be like. Charles Wallace showed the bravery of pure faith in all the best of self and the universe at large. IT and the echthoi showed me genuine darkness and made me think. Then there was Proginokes the reluctant cherubim. I adored Proginokes more than any dragon or even hobbit I met later.

And MAN did the woman write the most delightful and original angels ever.

May she rest in peace and blessed memory.

I read all of those pretty early in my adolescence. Sometime soon I shall have to go read them again.

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Date:September 7th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
I actually did read the Wrinkle in Time books again just recently. One of the first things to get me started in SF/Fantasy. I wanted to BE Charles Wallace, obnoxiousness and all.

She will be missed.
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Date:September 8th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
Thanks... treasured memories... if anyone is a blessed and beloved spirit, she is. Maybe we need another book discussion group, just for that, I could easily be encouraged to read them again myself.
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Date:September 8th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
I need to do a re-read as well. Her adult books were of equal caliber, and are worth seeking out.
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Date:September 8th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
Awwwww, damnit.

I pretty much blame "A Wrinkle in Time" for me being... me. I read it in 2nd grade and it rocked my world in a pretty permanent fashion.
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