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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