From A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L’Engle: You human beings tend to want good things to last forever. They don’t. Not while we’re in time.” “…Let’s feel the twirling of the earth,” Beezie said, “That’s part of the dance the ﬁreﬂies are dancing, too. Can you feel it?” Chuck squeezed his eyelids tightly closed.Continue reading “part of the dance the ﬁreﬂies are dancing”
Roses often burn. Theirs is the most purifying ﬂame of all. …Fire is roses. From A Swiftly Tilting Planet by L’Engle (echoing MacDonald and Dante).
We finished A Wind in the Door by Madeline L’Engle this evening. Here’s part of Meg’s final battle song: I fill you with Naming. Be! Be, butterﬂy and behemoth, be galaxy and grasshopper, star and sparrow, you matter, you are, be! Be caterpillar and comet, be porcupine and planet, sea sand and solar system, singContinue reading “I fill you with Naming”
“You will need help,” she told them, “but all I am allowed to give you is a little talisman. …Meg, I give you your faults.” “My faults!” Meg cried. “Your faults.” “But I’m always trying to get rid of my faults!” “Yes,” Mrs. Whatsit said. “However, I think you’ll find they’ll come in very handy….”Continue reading “I give you your faults”