my monkied brain (katekat1010) wrote,
my monkied brain
katekat1010

Goodbye Anne

Anne McCaffery has died. You know the first time I read about Lessa I thought she was a fictional version of my mom - tiny, fierce, and trying to do what's right even when she was set against the world. I'm so grateful for All the Ships who Sang, all the women in the Towers, the Crystal Singers and the Dragonriders and the Harpers and the Talents.

And I didn't think on hearing this news that I'd be moved to tears, but I am. While I may have grown up and looked back at her works as being just as imperfect and problematic as any human beings' works are, they helped me grow up to be *able* to see that, and I'm grateful to her for it.

also posted to dreamwidth | you can reply here or there | um, but don't worry, i'm still an lj girl
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