I just read on Novel's blog that Madeleine L'Engle has died. Her books have meant so much to me. She has meant so much to me. She will be greatly missed.
A great painting, or symphony, or play, doesn't diminish us, but enlarges us, and we, too, want to make our own cry of affirmation to the power of creation behind the universe. This surge of creativity has nothing to do with competition, or degree of talent…This response on the part of any artist is the need to make incarnate the new awareness we have been granted through the genius of someone else.
~Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet