Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Lloyd and Madeleine

"Most of us are called on to perform tasks far beyond what we believe we can do. Our capabilities seldom match our aspirations, and we are woefully unprepared. To this extent, we are all Assistant Pig-Keepers at heart."
--Lloyd Alexander

It's a good thing to have all the props pulled out from under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand.
-- Madeleine L'Engle

1 comment:

Anna said...

Woefully unprepared... those words must be tattooed on my mind by now. I think we loved these two (or, I think I loved Lloyd) as much as we did because through their words, we caught a glimpse of themselves.