Thursday, August 22, 2013

strangers in a strange land

We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes. 
-Madeleine L'Engle

There are many quotes from Madeleine L'Engle I could post here. I am most grateful to her for the way she opened up and affirmed to me the life of the artist in knowing God, and the relationship of imagination and faith.

It might be a good idea if, like the White Queen, we practiced believing six impossible things every morning before breakfast, for we are called on to believe what to many people is impossible. Instead of rejoicing in this glorious "impossible" which gives meaning and dignity to our lives, we try to domesticate God, to make his might actions comprehensible to our finite minds. -Madeleine L'Engle 
When I have something to say that I think will be too difficult for adults, I write it in a book for children. Children are excited by new ideas; they have not yet closed the doors and windows of their imaginations. Provided the story is good... nothing is too difficult for children.” -Madeleine L'Engle 
Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition. -Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

(Recollections #9 of 36)
(Recollections are based on this song by Sara Groves. They begin here).

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