Thursday, December 17, 2015

C.S. Lewis Daily - Today's Reading

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Today's Reading

TO HIS BROTHER, at the end of a long description of a delight-filled winter walk: On thanksgiving as the necessary completion of a pleasure.

9 January 1940

It seems almost brutal to describe a January walk taken without you in a letter to you, but I suppose ‘concealment is in vain’ ...

... I dined at the Harwoods that night and came away—on Tuesday morning—as you said in your last letter ‘thanking the Giver’ which, by the way, is the completion of a pleasure. One of the things about being an unbeliever is that the steam or ‘spirit’ (in the chemical sense) given off by experiences has nowhere to go to.

From The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis
Compiled in Yours, Jack

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