The books or the music in
which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to
them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came
through them was longing.

These things–the beauty, the
memory of our own past–are good images of what we really desire; but
if they are mistaken for the thing itself, they turn into dumb idols,
breaking the hearts of their worshippers.

For they are not the thing
itself; they are only the scent of flowers we have not found, the echo
of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never visited.

C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

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  1. That is good.

  2. He’s on my top twenty list of people I would like to have coffee with.

  3. CS Lewis at 4 a.m.? What a way to start your morning!

  4. what a beautiful statement: “they are only the scent of flowers we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never visited.”Do you like the Weight of Glory? I have never heard of that book.

  5. or what a way to end your evening!
    thanks, Stephen– the quote was good fodder for thinking.

  6. Beautiful. I love C.S. Lewis.

  7. Hope you had the happiest day and a really happy year ahead! Blessings on you…you rock! Oh, by the way, I really liked the things you had to say…

  8. hm, green? green hair! yes! haha, or if ur goin for the “natural” thing, go for light brown? dunno. no guy has ever asked me that before. it caught me off guard

  9. The Weight of Glory is very good. I think it requires a couple of read-throughs b/c there’s so much good stuff packed in.

  10. Saw you in the Park Shops today.

  11. oh hey!! i just saw your birthday was yesterday. happy late birthday and hope you had a great time yesterday and an even better year.

  12. Looks like Huey is being spotted all over town.

  13. Yeah, happs to the birth.

  14. reading that book right now myself. good stuff.  and tebrikler, mutlu yillara!  (happy b-day!)

  15. love the quote, never read the book

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