Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thank You, Madeleine.

"L'Engle, an accomplished author whose works transcended the traditional boundaries of genre and audience, passed away at a Connecticut nursing home on September 11." She was 88 years old.

One of my favorite authors as a child and young adult, Madeleine L'Engle's books actually made my life more enjoyable. Her work nourished my imagination and made me feel as though there was something greater in this life--something beyond the monotony of each day.

Not only a brilliant author of children's books, L'Engle was a talented poet--just a marvelously talented woman. Today my heart is being squeezed by grief.