Tesseract.

November 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” – Madeleine L’Engle

 

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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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“Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Canyon de Chelly

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“Just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean that the explanation doesn’t exist.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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White House, Canyon de Chelly

 

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“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

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north rim of Canyon de Chelly

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“We don’t want to feel less when we have finished a book; we want to feel that new possibilities of being have been opened to us. We don’t want to close a book with a sense that life is totally unfair and that there is no light in the darkness; we want to feel that we have been given illumination.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Wall at Canyon de Chelly

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“I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. And second, you need to read. You can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader. It’s the great writers who teach us how to write. The third thing is to write. Just write a little bit every day. Even if it’s for only half an hour — write, write, write.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly

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“If it can be verified, we don’t need faith… Faith is for that which lies on the other side of reason. Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Spider Rock Canyon de Chelly

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“But there is something about Time. The sun rises and sets. The stars swing slowly across the sky and fade. Clouds fill with rain and snow, empty themselves, and fill again. The moon is born, and dies, and is reborn. Around millions of clocks swing hour hands, and minute hands, and second hands. Around goes the continual circle of the notes of the scale. Around goes the circle of night and day, the circle of weeks forever revolving, and of months, and of years.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Aerial photo of Canyon de Chelly

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“A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.” – Madeleine L’Engle

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Canyon de Chelly snow

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“The world of science lives fairly comfortably with paradox. We know that light is a wave, and also that light is a particle. The discoveries made in the infinitely small world of particle physics indicate randomness and chance, and I do not find it any more difficult to live with the paradox of a universe of randomness and chance and a universe of pattern and purpose than I do with light as a wave and light as a particle. Living with contradiction is nothing new to the human being.” –  Madeleine L’Engle

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