A Valentine to My First Love: “A Wrinkle In Time”

February 14, 2014 — 112 Comments

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“It was a dark and stormy night…”

…and so begins an improbably paradoxical adventure with one of the most deceptively simple first lines ever.

And so began my first, and most enduring, love affair.

 

Growing up, I created for myself, through the magic of books, the childhood I wanted. Books were my escape. My solace. My partners on endless imaginative journeys.

But it was not until the age of 9, when I stumbled upon “A Wrinkle in Time,” that I felt my soul resonating in complete synchronicity with the protagonist of a story in a way that I had never before experienced.

Meg Murry, the main character, was trapped and unseen in a family of brothers. Like me, she had wildly curly hair, braces and glasses. Because she was so much smarter than her contemporaries, gifted with an incredible talent for math and science, and had absolutely no patience for bullshit or mediocrity, she felt alienated from the rest of the world.

I WAS MEG MURRY.

At nine, I found my literary Doppelganger. Is there any experience more profound in life or literature?

I had the same rebellious instincts as Meg. But she had 4 years on me. So I vicariously delighted in her smart-mouthed response to the principal’s demand that she “face facts” about her father’s disappearance:

“I do face facts. They’re lot’s easier to face than people, I can tell you.”

 

And – the story.

Ohhh, the story.

For over five decades kids even younger than nine have tried to wrap their minds around this tangled tale of quantum physics, fractions and megaparsecs (a measure for distances in intergalactic space). It didn’t matter if you fully understood. Because somehow, the message of the story transcended all of that.

But my brain lit up like a pinball machine at all that math and science.

In 1962, Madeline L’Engle was way ahead of her time when she gave her readers the five-dimensional “tesseract” – a geometric construct that exists in four dimensions of space and one dimension of time. The tesseract allowed for the characters to time travel interdimensionally.

I bought it. Fully.

Bought it? I EMBRACED it. This was a nerd’s DREAM.

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How cool is a tesseract?

 

The story follows the intergalactic exploits of Meg Murry and her beloved 5-year-old prodigy of a brother, Charles Wallace.

Their father, a physicist, has been missing from home for a year, whereabouts unknown.

With help from three loving aliens, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, and accompanied by a school friend, they travel to the dystopian planet Camazotz to rescue their father. Camazotz is ruled by IT, a disembodied, pulsating brain that insists on conformity. “Differences create problems.”

 

When I read this book as a child, the most disturbing image for me was that of the town of Camazozt.

Each house is identical, down to the number of flowers in the front yard. Each front yard contains the same number of children dressed identically playing – but chillingly, they’re jumping rope and bouncing red balls to the exact same rhythm.

As an adult, the irony of this is not lost on me – who despairs at suburban conformity. From the age of 9, I’ve spent my entire life bouncing against that pulsing red rhythm of societal pressure.

 

 

Meg, Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin soon find themselves swept up in an epic galactic-scale battle against IT, also known as “The Black Thing,” “The Darkness,” or just “EVIL.”

IT has already ensnared their father, and Charles Wallace becomes imprisoned and brainwashed by IT. Meg is completely devastated that she cannot save her baby brother. She has been his protector and defender his whole life.

At the eleventh hour, Mrs. Which gives Meg the knowledge that she has something IT doesn’t have. And at the very last moment, just when all hope is lost, (SPOILER ALERT), Meg finds out that LOVE is the victorious weapon to fight against IT, the evil.

“Love. That was what she had

that IT did not have.”

 

Meg uses the power of love to save her brother from the evil clutches of  IT. She simply stands and fiercely loves her brother, first in her mind, and then crying out to him, over and over, all the ways in which she loves him, how much she treasures him.

She doesn’t stop until she feels him start to break loose of his entrapment. And even then, she continues, until her baby brother comes running into her arms.

She is the hero of the story! A 13 year old girl! She saves everyone, including her father!

GIRL POWER!

As a child, I wept when I read this scene. Even as an adult, I find it difficult to read it without welling up.

 

“A Wrinkle in Time” has been relevant for over 50 years because it’s a masterfully written book that describes the timeless conflict between good and evil and the ultimate victory of love.

It’s a mashup of science fiction and archetypal story telling with the best moral of all – that love WINS.

 

Even the back story is inspirational.

Madeline L’Engle was rejected by 26 publishers before one was willing to take a chance on a book that was ahead of its time.

It was considered too complex, too scientific for young minds.

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

Madeline L’Engle

Don’t you just love her?

 

Tonight, my son read the ending pages to me. He loves this book, perhaps not the way I do; after all, he’s not a misfit girl. But he does love the scene in which Meg saves Charles Wallace.

I needed to hear it. To read about faith; about the constant fight for good.

Too often I forget that unconditional love has unlimited power to transform even what appears to be the most hopeless situation.

I learned that at 9.

I just needed to be reminded of it.

 

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Did you have a favorite book as a child? 
Talk to me.  I’m listening. 

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112 responses to A Valentine to My First Love: “A Wrinkle In Time”

  1. 

    Why don’t I remember reading this? I think it’s great your son enjoys the book now, on his own way.

    I can’t remember a favorite book, but I discovered Stephen King around 4th or 5th grade. I did a book report on The Shining; I wonder what my teachers really thought of me back then LOL.

    • 

      Stephen King is the shiz, Chica!

      A librarian pushed this into my hand when I was a kid. I spent a LOT of time at the library, back in the day when you could be 7 and just walk there yourself. Said it was a “classic.”

      The Shining! That’s the second time that came up today! DJMatt and I talked about that on Daile’s blog, I think.

      My son enjoys books. Period. Devours them. To punish him, I take away READING hahahahahaha

  2. 

    It’s only 23:35 here… tsk, West Coasters always get to be behind crazy East Coasters. All y’all get dragged away by Somnus & Sons before we are ready to think about it.

    • 

      Military time?
      Impressive.

      How about a comment on the book that basically changed my life???

      Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Cimmy!

      • 

        Samara, I hate to tell you this, but both of us read that book back in high school, many many moons ago. Neither of us remembers much of it. Sorry. *winces* Glad you got something good out of it, though. I may have to try to read it again.

      • 

        That’s okay – not everyone has the same reactions to the same books!

      • 

        The 24-hour “continental” format makes more sense to me, especially with the hours I tend to keep. And when I reference a time, say, 15h, it is clear that I mean 3PM, not 3AM.

        As to Madeline L’Engle, well, I did read several of her books, the last being An Acceptable Time.

        The book that changed my life– profoundly– was Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero With A Thousand Faces”. I read it only about a year and a half ago, although I’d known of his work for, I dunno, a decade and a half or more. I said “whoa” over and over again, because I had been working on an epic fantasy story with Cimmy for… erm… 4-5 years, and it seemed I was following the stages of the Monomyth in my writing. I wasn’t consciously doing so. At best, I figure I was influenced by films and filmmakers that DID read Campbell, or at least Christopher Vogler’s famous memo, or that I referenced mythology that Campbell referenced. But I wasn’t doing it intentionally.

        The post is here: http://jaklumen.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/the-hero-with-a-thousand-faces/
        Cimmy and I have done some haikus featuring our characters, but I’ve been hesitant to present the story directly. Some of my hesitation is that it’s intensely personal (it’s cathartic therapy in some ways), but a lot of it is that I fear that putting it out on a blog would lessen my chances to publish it for some compensation– ‘why pay for it when you can get it for free?’ and all that. It’s even more important to Cimmy– she’d like to be compensated as a writer someday.

        I’m sorry I don’t have more to say about L’Engle, math, and science specifically– I had some very bad math and science teachers, and my brain just isn’t wired for calculations or sequential analytics. Believe me, I tried, after 20 years of self-taught coding, programming, and scripting, but my thought patterns are too divergent, too tangential to succeed very much in the STEM areas. I get caught spluttering technobabble all the time, especially concerning computers, but as an INFP, that’s just not really where my talent seems to lie.

        It’s 10h here right now and I’m not fully awake yet so I’m sure I’m rambling.

      • 

        There was so much of the science in the book that I didn’t understand – that I still have trouble wrapping my brain around. After all, I don’t fully get quantum physics!

        But I just loved the story! And I filled in the blanks with my mind. And now, due to the wonders of the Internet, I now get to see what someone believes a Tesseract would actually look like!

      • 

        Well, just looking up “tesseract” on Wikipedia– yep, I see now. 🙂

        Quantum physics? How ’bout string theory?

      • 

        string theory has not yet been, to my knowledge, completely proven to be factually true. documented scientifically – is that right?

      • 

        I don’t know. But I think it would be called “string law” instead of “string theory”, then, wouldn’t it?

        It is 07:57 here at the moment, still very sleepy, Wikipedia again is my starting point of choice and I’m too tired to thoroughly research and disseminate that statement

  3. 

    What a fabulous memory, and beautifully recalled. Delightful, Samara.

  4. 
    BeleagueredServant February 14, 2014 at 5:36 am

    I loved this book when I read it at that same age, and have never read anything quite like it before or since. You captured it beautifully. Thank you for this.

    • 

      “have never read anything quite like it before or since.”

      THIS. Yes.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, and to comment. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  5. 

    Beautiful. All of it.

  6. 

    I was ten when I discovered A Wrinkle in Time — I ordered it from the Scholastic Book Club at school because I liked the cover – a silver centaur with wings flying above a sinister looking green mask with red eyes.
    I loved it and have read it a dozen times since. I think it’s about time to read it again.

    • 

      You know this means we’re book sisters.

      Which part of the cover enticed you – the silver centaur, or the sinister green mask? Or both??

      Happy Valentine’s Day, gorgeous!

      • 

        The centaur must have appealed to my dormant sexuality, because looking at it now it’s an incredibly erotic image, especially for the cover of a children’s book

      • 

        OMG, I can’t take how much I love you.

        Now I know why Jennie Saia adores you. She’s my sister wife. I would be honored if you would consider being the third in our trio.

        You don’t have to answer right away- sleep on it.

      • 

        Is that you making a Meatloaf “Paradise By The Dashboard Lights” invitation, or are you just giving me pause to reflect, darling?

      • 

        A pause to reflect.

        Because I’ve basically proposed to you, and you deserve the right to think it over. I don’t even have jewelry.

        What a song that was. Is there nothing you don’t know?

      • 

        Oh, I don’t know Samara… the last time someone proposed to me, they gave me a ring, and then asked if they could borrow $300 (think about it….)

        Oh I know a lot of things. I’m the very model of a modern major general, don’t you know? I’ve information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
        I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical,
        From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
        I’m very well acquainted too with matters mathematical,
        I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
        About binomial theorem I’m teeming with a lot o’ news—
        With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.

      • 

        I’M IN LOVE.

        Because now you’re wooing me with math.

        And that’s not fair. I love math.

      • 

        sorry, that’s all I could remember from my time in Pirates of Penzance… highschool was a long time ago, darling

      • 

        And since you’re the expert on all things love and sex related –

        can you PLEASE explain to me why the number one search term for my blog, EVEN TODAY,

        is “slut blog”??

      • 

        Well, obviously because you’re a slut, darling. I would have thought that was clear.
        Sigh….
        Don’t let it bring you down. I intentionally titled a story “Eat My Pussy” in hopes that it would bring in all the secret perverts, but no dice.

      • 

        I haven’t used that word in a post in forever.

        I’m writing about a book, or about rape, or about the delivery of my child, or education.

        I DO NOT understand the whole search term thing.

        Who the FUCK is in charge here?

        As for the perverts, try Craig’s List. Works for me.

      • 

        oops… just checked my top searches: lest eat some pussy, jessica b legs sex, eat my pussy
        You’d think I was writing porn. Well, Jessica B. Bell’s last bayou story ventured dangerously close to the realm of tentacle porn (yeah, you read that right) but….

      • 

        …I can’t take it any longer, GOD I’m going crazy, and the feeling’s coming on me like a tidal wave…

        I am so jealous that I missed this love-in! At the moment, all I want in the world is to take a road trip with you two, and BLARE Bat out of Hell and Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.

        (In our case, though, three out of three are wunderbar.)

      • 

        I’m so sorry, I feel like I’ve

        CHEATED on you.

        But since it was with Helena, it’s alright, isn’t it, Sister Wife?
        I would not have done it with any random woman, I promise you!

      • 

        It’s OK, mi amor. Meatloaf belongs to the people. And no one can be held responsible for what his screaming vocals make them do.

  7. 

    I didn’t come to fully appreciate reading until I was an adult.

  8. 

    I could look at the floaty-square-moving thingy all day…

  9. 

    Oddly enough, (coincidentally?) I reread A Wrinkle in Time this past year. It was enjoyable enough but I didn’t “get it” when I was a kid so I don’t have a history with it. But the right book at the right time can start a chain reaction. To Kill a Mockingbird did it for me. If it weren’t for that book, I wouldn’t have become a reader.

    A Wrinkle in Time uses the old, tried and true, missing parent plot device. How many times have we seen that? I’ve lost count.

    • 

      And here he is..the MAN OF THE HOUR!!!

      Look at the comment thread. I just pimped your blog, and that very post, to TwinDaddy.

      UNBELIEVABLE.

      I emailed him the link, because I want him to know how great you are. And because male blogger solidarity, hey now!!

      Yes, the missing parent device. But this was the first time I ever read about a girl saving the day, so I was HOOKED.

      Happy Valentine’s Day, love!

      • 

        Why, thank you very much, my Pimpin’ Valentine Mama. Actually, I cannot read your blog here at work because your firey prose won’t make it past my company security wall. I have to respond to comments via my Feedly feeder. Oh, cursed technology.

        Yeah, that book did it for me. I wouldn’t be typing this comment if it weren’t for Harper Lee. I wouldn’t be a LOT of things if it weren’t for Harper Lee, including a halfway decent father.

      • 

        The funny thing is, your blog was flagged by his company’s firewall too! You’ll see it on the comment thread when you get home. Since you’re a family friendly blog which I read to my son (most posts), I have no idea why!

        I love the title “Valentine Pimpin’ Mama,” or maybe just “Blog Pimpin’ Mama.” I’ll add it to “Queen of Snark,” which List of X crowned me.

      • 

        I categorically reject your “Snark” tag! I’m not sure what it means to him, but to me, it means lacking content and frivolous. This space is anything but that. And you might be a Pimp, but you’re my Pimp. MMwwwaa.

      • 

        He loves me and it means I’m witty and clever and edgy and only good things!

        Yes, today on Valentine’s Day of all days, I’m your Pimp.

        There. I’ve said it. Happy?

        Big love to you, my friend. And an award, if I can get off my lazy ass and hand it out.

      • 

        Really?! Because I just got an award from Jennie! Whoot! And I thought February was going to be a dull month.

      • 

        I’m awarding you the Dragons loyalty Award.

        I really am supposed to do the whole thing properly, and I will out of respect to the incredible blogger who awarded it to me.

        But if anyone deserves this award it’s you, so I may cheat and just scoot you over the deets before I do the formal post. Which could take me months!

      • 

        Mark’s definitely a dragon. Samara, you’re a tiger with a unicorn head, and I’m a mermaid with fiery hair. (I haven’t had even a drop to drink tonight, but it is pretty warm in here and I may be having fever dreams…)

      • 

        You’re adorable!

        Do you seriously have a fever?

      • 

        No. It’s just really hot in my house and I’m too lazy to change clothes, because I can be a child sometimes. That’s all. 🙂

  10. 

    Samara, this post absolutely RULES in about a gazillion ways. What I love so much about A Wrinkle In Time is that when I look back on that book – which I told you I’ve had on my bookshelf for over twenty years – is that it takes up barely any physical real estate. It’s a slender volume, and my copy has a bright pink cover. But its physical state belies what a huge work it is. L’Engle tells her tale artfully and never once sells her audience short. I remember that by the time I was in the sixth grade, I had read it on my own. But then, one day in school I opened up my reading book and saw that an excerpt from it (the chapter about Aunt Beast) was included and that we were going to read it in class. I was thrilled because even at that age I knew that this was a “cool” book that would trick my classmates who didn’t normally like reading into LOVING a story.

    • 

      Em,
      Thank you for the high praise!

      Yes, one of the things I loved also was that L’Engle, although telling the tale in a very pure way, never talks down to her audience. She has such enormous respect for children

      I’m so glad this was my inaugural post for Tipsy Lit – and I look forward to participating in many more! Yay!

  11. 

    After reading your post, I wanted to tell you that I felt the same way about a different book. The book I felt this way about was the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. More specifically, Dealing with Dragons. In it a Princess doesn’t need rescuing, doesn’t fall all over herself with fright around dragons, is level-headed and smart and SAVES THE DAY! I loved that. Princesses, girls, can be smart. They can save the day!

  12. 

    I need to read this again. I do remember loving it when I read it in the 4th grade. Thanks for the reminder! Happy Valentines Day.

  13. 

    “Too often I forget that unconditional love has unlimited power to transform even what appears to be the most hopeless situation.”
    We all need a reminder from time to time. It’s called being human. May you, my friend, and your family have an unlimited power kind of day.

  14. 

    I loved ‘Wrinkle,’ too, Samara. I think the allure was how it took a trip so different than Huck and Tom and Becky in my Twain favorites.

    • 

      It did, didn’t it??

      Mark, I meant to tell you – how freakin’ cute are YOU in your selfie!!!

      You’re adorable!!!

      I should have commented. I’m a lazy blogger, sometimes. I read everything. I just don’t always comment.

      • 

        Why thank you, Samara. I do appreciate you when you comment. Especially when you call me freakin’ cute and adorable!

        And, your taste in teen books was right-on. Little Dude can rely on your suggestions … better yet, somehow let him find his own classics, right?!

        Have a great Friday, Saturday, Sunday …

      • 

        He’s actually into all the Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson) books, but is now delving into all the classics you referenced. Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn. He just thought it was time he knew those books.

        I agree.

        I hope you and your dear wife Karen have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

      • 

        Thank you. We will. You, too. FYI, you should check out Rick Riordan’s adult fiction he written before he got into the Percy Jackson franchise. Very suspenseful stuff, plus a pretty cool fictional musician from Austin, Texas as the the main man. I’ve read them all (not the Percy stuff, though).

      • 

        What books?

        My son and I, both reading the same author.Cool!

      • 

        His first is the music-themed “Big Red Tequilla,” featuring sleuth Tres Navarro.

        Non-Trey good one is “Cold Springs” from 2004.

        Yes, make sure the Little Dude sees you reading the same author as he, Samara.

  15. 

    That book is amazing. I don’t know if you read the other three in the series. They were pretty good too. The first book that resonated with me was Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. I think I really identified with her isolation and the way she was forced to depend on herself and take care of things because there was nobody else around to help her. I didn’t know books could be like that. Then I read The Ear the Eye and the Arm and I fell in love with author Nancy Farmer and I knew I wanted to be a writer.

    • 

      I did read the others, but I didn’t love love love them the way that I loved the first.

      I don’t know the other books you mentioned. It sounds like they had a really profound influence on your life.

      Nancy Farmer – does she write just children’s books, or books for adults as well?

  16. 

    Loved this book, been many years since I’ve read it. Thanks for the opening line. I totally didn’t realize until now that it’s borrowed from that Paul Cliford book. Anyway, great story and fond memories- you are literally the first person that’s mentioned this book to me in like a decade. I should go grab a copy…

  17. 

    Master Po enjoyed for the moment “Green Eggs and Ham” would you could you eat them in a car?

  18. 

    For some reason, I didn’t read this as a child. I think I was more like… maybe twenty when I finally did. I went through a huge children’s lit phase in my early 20s because there is such magic in those kinds of stories…. not something that is often captured for adults. I loved it, of course. I should think we all need to read more books written for children. We could learn a lot.

    • 

      Aussa, one of the greatest gifts of having a child is that you get to do lots of things intended for children.

      It’s fucking magical, especially for those of us who never really grew up.

  19. 

    When I was a kid, I thought of A Wrinkle in Time as a girl’s book, so I read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings stuff instead. Yeah, yeah, I know. Anyway, we have a copy of A Wrinkle in Time in our house, so I might actually read it now. If I still think of it as a girl’s book, I can have one of my daughters read it with me.

    • 

      What, “I know”? Those are not Harry Potter. We both agree on him, Jimmy. And Dumbledore, and Eeyore, and the rest of them.

      AWIT has a cool girl protagonist, but it’s SO not a girl’s book. Didn’t you just read that kick-ass synopsis?

      Please read it with your daughters and let me know what you think.
      xo,
      S

  20. 

    That was a beautiful tribute, Samara 😉 If we had been kids growing up together, we surely would have been friends.

  21. 

    For me it would be Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Meaning and context are defined by how and where we are. As Anais Nin said “we don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are”

    I’ve read this book each year for many years and each re-reading brings new meaning and metaphors. But I guess that’s more about experiential understanding. The story always moves me deep inside

    Not sure if being 19 counts as childhood (I hold my inner child in awe and hope I always will), but that’s when I started reading Robert M Persigs Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. I’m still reading it, very very slowly, the story growing and morphing as I age. Has anyone else done or do this?

    Your blogs are so rich and redolent, fit to burst with with possibilities. Love it!

    • 

      I love Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, but I haven’t read it in years.

      I also love Anais Nin.

      I re-read books all the time. Over and over. There are certain books I just like to see now and again, like old friends.

      • 

        Hi, yeah I’m the same. My books age with me both externally and internally (haha) I also find myself re-reading particular books when life is good and others when its not so good (as is now)

        I love looking back and reflecting on how I got to read particular books, how one author or subject or random discovery led to another book. How certain books seem to appear at particular times, and how their significance / meaning is defined by what’s happening in life at that time. Synchronicity, fate, coincidence?

        I’ve a very personal example of the above, but ‘reply’ probably isn’t the place for it

  22. 

    Anais Nin – Absolutely amazing person!

  23. 

    Well I missed an absolute GEM here, I see, and thank you so very much for linking me up 🙂 I love it. I love how you wrote it. I love your passion for the book, for the storyline, and just how very much it resonated with you.

    I wish I had read it at nine. It might have meant huge and very different things for me. But I will read it now. I will order it NOW so that it comes to my door in the week, and then I will READ IT.

    I’ve told you about Gerald Durrell, haven’t I 🙂 How happy he makes me, even to think of.

    • 

      Thank you for reading this very old post!

      I loved writing this. This book changed my life. Nothing was ever the same for me after I learned to lose myself in a book.

      The day that happened for my son- the day the house got quiet because he was lost in a book for hours- I took pictures of him.

      I have yet to read Durrell, but I will. 🙂

      • 

        I’ve ordered it. And there are OTHERS! It’s one of a quintet! But I ordered the quartet because it was more readily available. I am excited and can’t wait to read it and learn more about why you love it so much 🙂

      • 

        Oh, lovely, I hope you like it!

        I’ve heard that it doesn’t quite have the same effect on adults that it has on children. Boo.

        A big pull for me was how much I identified with the protagonist. Another was how much it transported me to another world, deeply.

        It’s amazing – you mention that book to someone who’s read it and it elicits such a response! I remember in the comment section that Helena talked about loving it, and I proposed to her – in my comment section! I wanted her to be sisterwives with me and Jennie.

        You know Helena. Ever the heartbreaker, she put me off. Nicely. She belongs to no one. ❤

        Thank you for wanting to read it so much. Next, I'll have you watching the movie "The Graduate" – my favorite movie…

      • 

        Yes – I know (I do *always* read your comments, well, and everyone’s, kind of as a habit. It’s a bit vicarious, I admit, but it gives me MUCH insight into how people work, what they like, – hey I was telling you this, remember? I OBSERVE 😉 ) Sorry you got turned down.

        I wanted Helena to be a SW too, but no – she’s fiercely independent. I’m sure she appreciated the offer though.

        Dangit for the book not having the same effect on an adult. But if we’re looking for books which had a profound effect on an ADULT, I can do nothing better than recommend to you ‘The Earth Hums in B-Flat’. It was the title which gripped me first, and I read it and proceeded to get the most intense book-hangover that I was quite in another space and time, and wondering if I just wanted allow that little link to this world to snap, and let me go…

        I wrote about that, too. It was very, very, very powerful. I remember having a really good chat in the comments with Mandi about it. Yowzer.

        I’ve heard of The Graduate, at least. Movies I’m less into, these days. And my favourite to counter with would be woefully silly and dated for you, I’m afraid. But I will read the book.

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