Ursula K. Le Guin

Have had no time to craft new words today, instead I have spent much of that time reading and, often, rereading, the words of Ursula K. Le Guin. It has been one of those bittersweet experiences, a remembrance of Things that Mean Something and an acknowledgement of mortality. Which is not actually a bad thing.

When I was wee my mum read A Wizard of Earthsea to me and the siblings who had been born at that time (this was a different age…). It stuck with me for many years, it was a gateway drug, a power and a pointer, a Start. And I carried on from there, with an idea of what I wanted in life. Stories, words that entertain, yes, but also words of wisdom and the skill to weave these together.

The world is a better place for having Ursula K. Le Guin – she showed the way to many, never was anything but herself. She was a revolution.

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