Sryashta spins golden yarn inside which she weaves your fate. (If you are a good and kind person, she may just take matters into her own capable hands and improve it.)She is the goddess of good fortune and serves as the household assistant of Mokosh, the Slavic earth goddess.Sryashta is a variant of the Dolya/Nedolya myth.
Oh. Well, shit. I really liked her. And I swear, I came THIS CLOSE to re-reading A Wrinkle in Time last night after I finished Little Children. Spooky!
I'm going to read it tonight.
Damn. I just finished The Wind In The Door for the tiddly-omph time - I love that book. I love most of her stuff.Her words will live for ever.
Oh no, I hadn't heard that . . . so sad!
When I was about ten, I wrote her the only author fan letter I've ever written. AND SHE WROTE BACK, a short kind note. Sadly, I lost it in childhood moves. But I remember the thrill of it. I cried when I heard she'd died.
It is a sad day. I met her once--I just wrote a bit about her on my blog. I'm glad someone else knows--I've emailed a few folks the NY obit but no one has responded--thank you Gina!
I was so sad to hear this news as well. Not only did I love her as a child, but got to share her with my daughter. I haven't had the heart to tell my daughter yet, though.
I told my son, and he was sad for me--but he won't read her books becuase they're about GIRLS. I swear, if Wrinkle started out with Calvin rather than Meg, he'd be all over them . . . Boys!
Oh, me, too - I cried when I heard. I so loved her books when I was young.
Really? Well, damn. It's been a bad year for the greats of children's lit. Her and Lloyd Alexander, sheesh.
well, you know how i reacted - could i have phoned you any faster? so sad. I have everything she's written and a signed copy of The Glorious Impossible that I treasure.I think I am going to reread A Severed Wasp.
How did I miss this? Oh, yes. The in-laws are here.So very sad. I love her books.
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