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08:20 pm - From A Wrinkle in Time, Post #4
From Chapter 4, "The Black Thing," of L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time:

It was a shadow, nothing but a shadow. It was not even as tangible as a cloud. Was it cast by something? Or was it a Thing in itself?....

Meg looked. The dark shadow was still there. It had not lessened or dispersed with the coming of night. And where the shadow was the stars were not visible.

From Chapter 5, "The Tesseract":

"Yyouu hhave ssaidd itt!" Mrs Which's voice rang out. "Itt iss Eevill. Itt iss thee Ppowers of Ddarrkknessss!"

"But what's going to happen?" Meg's voice trembled. "Oh please, Mrs Which, tell us what's going to happen!"

"Wee wwill cconnttinnue tto ffightt!"

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Sometimes it's good to revisit children's literature, especially as the shadow's getting closer to us. It's good to remember to fight on.

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From:desdemonaspace
Date:January 20th, 2017 03:06 am (UTC)
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I loved that book. Yes, it's relevant today, but maybe it's an Orange Thing that's overshadowing us, not a Black Thing.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 20th, 2017 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Yes, the shadow is now Dark Orange. Alas!

The book is a fast reread -- I revisited it a few months ago when the movie adaptation (to be directed by Ava DuVernay!!) was announced.

Cheers and good thoughts on a bad day.
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From:anne_d
Date:January 20th, 2017 03:52 am (UTC)
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Well, that's going on the reread list.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 20th, 2017 11:44 pm (UTC)
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It's a fast reread, and most of it holds up well.

Hugs on this bad day, A.
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From:kathyh
Date:January 20th, 2017 03:33 pm (UTC)
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I had to look this quote up today when I read that

"in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach." - J.R.R. Tolkien

I've never read A Wrinkle in Time. I don't think it's as well known in the UK as it is in the U.S. or at least it wasn't when I was young.

Many, many hugs.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 20th, 2017 11:46 pm (UTC)
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Oh, it's time to reread Tolkien, isn't it.

A Wrinkle in Time is about to be adapted for film by Ava DuVernay, which is very cool. I revisited the book when the news of the movie came out.

Cheers and hugs to you, K. Better days for all, on both sides of the pond!
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From:freixenet
Date:January 22nd, 2017 04:47 pm (UTC)
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THIS. So much this.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 27th, 2017 11:13 pm (UTC)
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It's a good, very fast reread for the times ahead.

[hugs]
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From:janus_74
Date:January 23rd, 2017 03:46 pm (UTC)
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My son is reading this in his LA class, I'll admit I never have but he seems to like it.
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From:laurawise
Date:January 27th, 2017 11:14 pm (UTC)
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It's going to be a movie soon, so you could be justified in borrowing your son's book in preparation. :)

Happy Friday!

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