the irrationality of the world

Chris Smith over at the Englewood Review of Books quoted Madeleine L’Engle on Facebook. In a world where the news is Ebola, ISIS, shootings at the parliament building in Canada, climate change, the mid-term elections and such this is worth paying attention to.

quoteOur truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.

Far be it from me to add to what L’Engle has written, but I have found it helpful to turn off NPR (sacrilege!) and turn on music, whether it be classical or seventies light rock. And I love reading books on my iPad Kindle app in the evening, something that takes me to a different place.

We need to have those times when we can step away from the irrationality of the world.


2 Comments on “the irrationality of the world”

  1. Farrell says:

    L’Engle was one of my favorite authors all through college. She had an insightful way of looking at the world, and alternate worlds, that always struck true with me.

  2. farrellp says:

    L’Engle was one of my favorite authors. Her insights and view of our world, and of alternate worlds, always struck me as real or possible.


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