9.07.2007

The author of one of my favorite series of books has passed away. I usually don't say anything about the passing of a celebrity because I don't know them personally, but this saddened me a bit.

Madeleine L’Engle, you will be missed. I will share your work with my children and my grandchildren. I will carry your memory in my heart. You made my life brighter and I am sad that you are gone.

I remember with clarity the first time I read "A Wrinkle in Time". I remember how excited I was when I finished it. I remember rushing to the library to get the next book. I remember feeling that same rush of excitement last month when I read it again.

Madeleine L’Engle did what I hope to do as a writer some day, she inspired imagination. She sparked creativity and a passion for dreams. Madeleine L’Engle was a builder of worlds and an architect of futures.

If you have never read her books I encourage you to do so. If you read them as a child I encourage you to read them again. Read them to your children. Read them to your grandchildren. Read them to your nephews and your nieces and your neighbors children. Volunteer at a local school and read them to a classroom full of wide eyed fourth graders. Share this marvel with a whole new generation.

Madeleine L’Engle you will be missed.

4 comments:

ian said...

Wow, I didn't even know she'd died.

I remember in 10th grade, she actually came to our school and gave a lecture and q&a in the auditorium. She had such a thick accent she was hard to understand, but I'm glad I got to go nevertheless.

Ian

Whiskeymarie said...

I loved her books...
Such is life, but too bad the good writers have to go. She was very original. I loved that.

super des said...

I love those books. It's sad when someone great dies.

jessabean said...

Oh no! I had no idea. Her books are great. In fact, I might just need to go and add them all to my "to read/re-read" list immediately.

"A Wrinkle in Time" at the very least is certainly going to be on the reading list for my future children.

Thanks for letting us all know about this.