As ewin said, I feel a little older now.
“Why does anybody tell a story?” Ms. L’Engle once asked, even though she knew the answer.
“It does indeed have something to do with faith,” she said, “faith that the universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matters cosmically.”
One of my first influences: Meg Murry just fighting her way through and loving her family fiercely enough to free them.
I have faith. Thanks, in part, to Madeleine L'Engle.