Thursday, June 30, 2011

Not Limited.

Creativity is a way of living life, no matter what our vocation, or how we earn our living.  Creativity is not limited to the arts, or having some kind of important career.  Several women have written to me to complain about A Swiftly Tilting Planet.  They feel that I should not have allowed Meg Murray to give up a career by marrying Calvin, having children, and quietly helping her husband with his work behind the scenes.  But if women are to be free to choose to pursue a career as well as marriage, they must also be free to choose the making of a home and the nurture of a family as their vocation; that was Meg's choice, and a free one, and it was as creative a choice as if she had gone on to get a PhD.  in quantum mechanics.

Our freedom to be creators is far less limited than some people would think.

- Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water, p.90

1 comment:

anne said...

LOVE it...especially the sweet picture :)