I happened on Lloyd Alexander when I taught elementary school in Williamsburg ... Chronicles of Prydain. I remember being incensed that he took so many characters from Tolkien, until I read the jacket notes which (as best I recall) credited Welsh mythology. And then realizing Tolkien had probably done much the same. Ah well, illusions were shattered.Your current read sounds inspiring indeed ... and the elephant in your cloth sent me to a synopsis to learn more. It sounds complicated, but as I recall from the Chronicles of Prydain, Alexander is a master of plotlines.
If we're inspired we'll act with more honorable intentions I believe. Williamsburg has a good school system. I worked with the teachers on the Battle of theBooks for middle school. A place where those adorablebook types to shine. Alexander is one of those writerswho can be read at any age. Honor, imagine that. We need to now more than ever.
the Cloth...joins the celebration of the many you'vecreated already...this one, Honor, yes.
Thank you, Grace. I need to remember how honor andwisdom are still possible. I see them peeping out from under the darkness around us. Usually in one person'sactions. One by one. Like flowers.
I appreciate your comments.