“M” is for Madeleine L’Engle, the famed author of A Wrinkle in Time (1962).
As a young reader, I fell in love with Meg and Charles Wallace and Calvin as they traveled through time and space to battle the evil brain, “It.” A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet were just as fascinating to me, and over the years, I have enjoyed getting acquainted with L’Engle’s other stories, like Many Waters and An Acceptable Time. If you enjoy fantasy with thought-provoking themes and spiritual dimensions, you must spend time with a cup of tea and one of Madeleine L’Engle’s books.
I enjoy the way L’Engle’s stories encourage readers to stretch their imaginations, and to consider a perspective of the world that is open to awe and wonder. Books that engage the child within us are to be read and re-read—and this is why I think L’Engle’s books are so important. For the young reader and the older reader.
Recently I have been dipping into a book that my best friend gave me several years ago. It is a nonfiction work by L’Engle called Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, and is perfect for engaging the creative spirit. I find it especially inspiring and encouraging while I am spending much time recently working on several of my own creative works.