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Through the door

Author Madeleine L'Engle died Saturday at the age of 88.

A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite books growing up--it still is. I didn't know she was a Christian until I was much older, and that only deepened my love of her stories. About 10 years ago, I had the luck to go with my uber-talented friend Susan to a writing conference at Seattle Pacific where L'Engle was the main speaker. I remember being surprised at how tall she was. She was formidable both in stature and voice, large and strong, gifted and frank.

After her last address, I waited in an aisle to meet her. Eventually, she made her way through clusters of people and walked towards me. I looked up at her and said something completely idiotic, but she shook my hand and smiled. Her grip was strong, just like her.

Today, the world seems a bit grayer without this storyteller.

(Thank you to Elliot for the news.)

(Image: Random House publicity photo)


Aw, Carmen - what a thing to wake up to on a cloudy, rainy Monday morning. *sniff, sniff*
Lorna said…
she lives on ... in eternity ... and in her books