A Circle of Quiet

L'Engle, Madeleine

Seabury, 1972

p. 16

Children can display a wondrous self-forgetfulness: “The concentration of a small child at play is analogous to the concentration of the artist of any discipline. In real play, which is real concentration, the child is not only outside time, he is outside himself. He has thrown himself completely into whatever it is that he is doing.”