The Call: Angel Rose — Cheryl

“We are still being taught that fairy tales and myths are to be discarded as soon as we are old enough to understand ‘reality,'” wrote Madeleine L’Engle. Story is a very important theme for her. It goes along with truth and fact, and L’Engle differentiates one from the other. A rose is a flower. A rose has petals. A rose has sepals. These are facts. They provide information and help me place items into appropriate categories: “flowers,” for instance, or “things that look pretty,” or “things people consider romantic.” The truth of a rose, on the other hand, has more to with the way it smells and the memories it evokes and the people who have given me roses. Facts about roses can be conveyed through a labeled diagram. The truth about roses requires something more.