Sunday, November 01, 2009

Second Post Today

I want to step out of the usual mode and tell you of one of my all time favorite books. As a child, I discovered a wonderful series of books that led me on a journey beyond the stars. The series is called "The Time Quartet" with the first book being "A Wrinkle in Time" Somehow this author, Madeleine L'Engle knew me. She understood the parts of me that even my parents didn't quite get. I grew up reading her fantasy fiction.
The first hardcover book I purchased was the fourth book in The Time Quartet, Many Waters. I am very happy that I have a near pristine first edition.

However, later, as an adult, I discovered that she also wrote non-fiction. This link will take you to Amazon -if you care to delve deeper. The book is about art and faith. From it I learned more about myself. I once wrote to the author and received a lovely letter in return from one of her nieces. Sadly, (or perhaps not) Madeleine left this worldly existence in September of 2007. I consider her a saint. Today is All Saints Day and I choose to honor her memory on this day.

Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art (

For those of you with different beliefs, I beg your pardon for the interruption, I will return to my normal mode in the next paragraph!



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5 comments:

Pat said...

This looks like a book I might have to get for myself. Thanks for talking about it here. (And don't apologize..it's your blog and you can blog about stuff that's important to you. I'm sure you don't get offended if someone else puts on his or her blog something that is important to him or her...even if it's not part of your belief system.)

Barb said...

I have not read those books but from what you say, it sounds like those books were just what you needed as a youth.

quiltingnana said...

always loved her books...will check out the one you mentioned

Kim said...

I have loved everything she has written.....my son cried the day she died because he felt she really "knew" him ( he was in his 30's then). My kids got so much from her books and it opened many hours of interesting conversations between us.

thanks for the reminder, they are worth a reread.

Happy sewing

Serena said...

I loved The Small Rain and A Severed Wasp. Both of those books really spoke to me in my teen years. She's a lovely writer!