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Einstein In Awe

Madeleine L'Engle died Sept. 6th and her obituary was in today's Washington Post.  I have not read any of her books, but "A Wrinkle in Time" sounds quite interesting and I'll have to add it on my book list.  In the obituary, it recalls a time when she was searching for a better understanding of theology and came across a phrase attributed to Albert Einstein:

"Anyone who is not lost in rapturous awe at the power and glory of the mind behind the universe is as good as a burned-out candle."   

That  works for me.  I have a book I received from a Visa colleague called "Great Quotes from Great Leaders".  It contains brief summaries of prominent individual's careers or influence on the world around us and different quotes from them.  While Einstein is among the thirty-eight people included in the book, sadly, this quote was not there.  It should have been.  I'm glad I found it in the obituary for Madeleine L'Engle.

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(Anonymous)
Sep. 10th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
Madeleine L'Engle
Thanks for this David - she was one of my favorites - having read each and every one of her 40+ books - I'm planning to start over and read them again. I envy the position you're in - able to read them for the first time.

She lead spiritual workshops for the Episcopal Church for many years and one of my regrets is that I never signed up to attend one of them.

Anne C.
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