Fare Thee Well, Old Friend

Madeliene L’Engle died yesterday.

As any long-term reader of this blog can attest, L’Engle has been a part of my life since I was 12.  (Just search for “L’Engle” on this blog to see four posts I’ve written previously, one as recently as last month.)  Whenever I reread her works, I feel as if I’m listening to an old, dear friend, speaking her heart to me — just for me.

And so, with her death at age 88 (which seems so young to me — only 53 years ahead of my age, and I would like to live longer than 53 more years) , I feel an odd bittersweetness: Bitter, because she is no longer in this world.  Sweet because I believe she is finally at rest with God, whom her heart has always been living and aiming for,  all of her life.

Fare thee well, old friend.


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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One Response to Fare Thee Well, Old Friend

  1. Ann says:

    We have a *lot* in common. I’m going to read more of this. I also posted on L’Engle’s death this date.

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