Madeleine L’Engle: In Memoriam

One of my favorite authors and literary mentors, Madeleine L’Engle, has died.

Author of my favorite children’s books series (with A Wrinkle In Time, A Wind In The Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, etc.), she has touched the minds and hearts of both myself and my children through the years.

Her reflections on faith and creativity, Walking On Water, may be the book that single-handedly moved me toward what I do today as an artist and creative leader. We use this book in our Institute Masters program.

Here is her official site, MadeleineL’Engel.com

Here is the news item:

News On Madeleine

We will miss you, Madeleine. May the doors of heaven open to you more gloriously than any of the pictures you painted with words.

You’ve been an artful Healer and Tender Of Souls, a Raiser Of Imaginations and Blender Of Worlds. Thank you for giving us your very best.

I close this post with a quote of Madeleine’s that I have shared around with the world. It continues to express many of my own ideas on human origins, the dance of worship, and the journey of the human soul through time.

“I can’t wait until I remember how to walk on water.”
Madeleine L’Engle