Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin is an American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays.

Our roots are in the dark, the earth is our country. Why did we look up for blessing? Instead of around and down? What hope we have lies there. Not in a sky full of orbiting spy eyes and weaponary, but in the earth we have looked down upon. Not from above, but from below; not in the light that blinds, but in the dark that nourishes, where human beings grow human souls.

October 15, 2014 Ursula K. Le Guin