Madeleine L’Engle has passed away at the age of 88. (Hat tip: Lucinda for the article).
One of my favorite quotes on being a grown-up comes from L’Engle, and I’ve seen it reproduced so many times, including in this week’s pages of my agenda:
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.
Thanks for the wonderful stories, ma’am. You’ll be missed.
Update: The NY Times obituary is also online.