Monday, September 10, 2007

Goodbye, Madeleine...

Madeleine L'Engle passed away on Thursday, at the age of 88 -- a fact that was somewhat shocking to me, as she seemed to be ageless. She was best known for writing, "A Wrinkle in Time," but at the news of her death, I was moved to re-read one of my favorites, "Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art:"

"When I am constantly running there is no time for being. When there is no time for being there is no time for listening. I will never understand the silent dying of the green pie-apple tree if I do not slow down and listen to what the Spirit is telling me, telling me of the death of trees, the death of planets, of people, and what all these deaths mean in the light of love of the Creator, who brought them all into being, who brought me into being, and you."

~ From "Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art" by Madeleine L'Engle

Words to live by... thank you, Madeleine... you will be missed...

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