What Did Madeleine L’Engle mean….?


I’m currently reading Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Circle of Quiet” and I’m wondering if anyone knows what she means in the last line of Part 1, entry 19:

“I wonder if I will ever learn not to apologize for the obvious?”



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Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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3 Responses to What Did Madeleine L’Engle mean….?

  1. juliana says:

    I have this open in my browser and refresh a couple of times a day hoping that someone will have an answer for you…for me…

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  2. Charlotte says:

    Earlier in the book she says:

    ” …what Will said is that in group conversation I am apt to seem as though I were going to say something extremely important, and then come out with the obvious. I thought of this accusation while I was in Columbus. Certainly much of what I was fumblingly trying to say during the seminars was obvious. But the obvious needs to be said. Sometimes the obvious is so obscured by brilliant analysis that it gets lost.”

    So I think if you think of it as “not to apologize for stating the obvious,” it is clearer.

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