via thisrecording: a small crease by kara vanderbijl
The cherubim, Proginoskes, from A Wind in the Door — one of the companion books to A Wrinkle in Time. Which was my first introduction to discussions of 4-dimensional space and thus has a very special place in my mitochondria.
The article linked above is a really lovely retrospective — check it out. Favorite bit:
Some of Wrinkle’s strength must be attributed to those who rejected it; the editors had certainly not glossed over its more puzzling attributes, and I believe it remains in print precisely because it is not easy to swallow. Three children, one of whom is actually a genius, follow a bizarre pack of magical neighbors across the fabric of space to save a missing parent and combat the darkness that is slowly encompassing the world? And when evil finally does pull back, it is because of love, not as a result of a great intergalactic war? And it all begins, cheekily, with, “It was a dark and stormy night”? [x]