— C.S. Lewis, from a letter to Mrs. Johnson, November 8 1952
— C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
‘Are you not thirsty?’ said the Lion.
‘I am dying of thirst,’ said Jill.
‘Then drink,’ said the Lion.
‘May I — could I — would you mind going away while I do?’ said Jill.
The Lion answered this only by a look and a very low growl. And as Jill gazed at its motionless bulk, she realized that she might as well have asked the whole mountain to move aside for her convenience.
The delicious rippling noise of the stream was driving her nearly frantic.
‘Will you promise not to — do anything to me, if I do come?’ said Jill.
‘I make no promise,’ said the Lion.
Jill was so thirsty now that, without noticing it, she had come a step nearer. ‘Do you eat girls?’ she asked.
‘I have swallowed up girls and boys, women and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms,’ said the Lion. It didn’t say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it.
‘I daren’t come and drink,’ said Jill.
‘Then you will die of thirst,’ said the Lion."
“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
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Officially closing the door on summer at an intensive Arabic program and choosing a lovely mixture of home and work in Claremont. I’m excited for a...
“Slow down, you move too fast
You’ve got to make the morning last”— P. Simon, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)