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Friday, December 4, 2009

The beauty of speech which drives us to attain that which is unattainable!

Dermot Quinn in his book review of The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis states that Lewis was a man who “entered another world and discovered, as if in a vision, that it is our own” and he is “encouraging people to see it for themselves; encouraging people, in other words, to see... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Longing for Beauty

Based on the realization that individuals are not aware of that for which they long, C. S. Lewis begins with the imagination and the longing within all people for beauty. Lewis believes in this so strongly that he writes in his book, The Weight of Glory, “we do not merely want to see beauty….we want... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Throughout C. S. Lewis’ writings, specifically mentioned in his book The Weight of Glory, he states that these unsatisfied longings are not exclusive to him but central to every individual’s existence. Referring to “ Sehnsucht for something” people cannot express in words because it has never... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Pursuit Continues...

As a Romantic, Lewis speaks of three experiences that burned Sehnsucht deep into his soul. The first experience of longing Lewis quotes as “a memory of a memory”. Standing beside a flowering currant bush, the memory of his older brother, Warnie, bringing in his toy garden; a lid of a biscuit tin,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

On a Pursuit?

A continuation on "longings" and C.S. Lewis.... C. S. Lewis, in his book Weight of Glory, states that he believes longing begins and ends with the truth that all people are created for heaven; therefore, within every person is the longing for their rightful place. The problem lies in that while the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cravings move us to do CRAZY things!

Life is a series of longings, or desires, that move individuals toward actions: the longing to eat will move someone toward the search for food: the longing for relationship will move an individual toward the pursuit of friendships. These are attainable longings, coming and going throughout a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Crazy Weather

The weather has been so crazy. Sunday night I spent most of the night listening to the wind howl and praying that the trees surrounding our home would remain standing. I awoke Monday to a mess but nothing of great significance - the trees were still in place and the roof of my home was still... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Crazy random thoughts about how you can never tell what is behind a smile.

A smile can mean everything is fine and I'm happy. Or, a smile can simply be a mask. A mask which is easier to wear than to reveal the war that is raging within the soul. Reminds me of the pat answer to the question, "How are you today?" I can honestly say, as an answer, I rarely receive, "Well,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

What a difference a couple months can make!

Maybe... it's just me...but it seems....more so than a couple months ago... the posts I am reading, are raw and real. Am I right or am I crazy? Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

DETOURS IN LIFE

Funny, how life can change so quickly. One moment I'm on vacation, having gained some footing from the tragic loss of my nephew, and enjoying the rich history and beautiful ruins, not to mention magnificent countryside, of England. The next moment my life, as well as my family's, takes four sudden,... Sign in to see full entry.

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