Goodbye Ursula K Le Guin.
Your search for balance and compassion as you explored the inner lands of imagination was an inspiration. It was with you that I first encountered the practice of magic as precise as any science, and as morally ambiguous, and where the use of power always hinged on a precarious balance of opposing forces. A need for balance in acts of power always resonated within me. Maybe one day it will resonate with the real-life wizards of our world, as it did with the Archmage Sparrowhawk. So long in to Earthsea and beyond.
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