Hello to you. How are you in the where and when you are reading this from? It’s gray and wet again today. I feel like a bear and just want to hibernate until this is over lol. There are many things I could do, but I barely feel like doing anything at all when it’s like this. Missing my Vitamin D!
My dreams were pretty random last night but what I woke to this morning was someone saying, “For a mortal you have some nerve coming here but you can stay.” That’s what I get for watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Return (2017) (Felicia Day’s in it YAY!) with Kyle before bed last night! Ohhh we laughed! It was great! One of Kyle and my favorite things to do is watch really bad movies that are so cheesy you can’t take them seriously. It’s so bad it’s great!
Wizards Of The Lost Kingdom Trailer 1985 (and you won’t believe this, but they made a sequel)
I decided to put the words said to me in my dream into a search and see where they lead me. It lead me to this very thought provoking quote by C.S Lewis:
There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously – no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption.
C. S. Lewis
|C. S. Lewis|
Lewis, age 48
|Born||Clive Staples Lewis
(1898-11-29)29 November 1898
|Died||22 November 1963(1963-11-22) (aged 64)
|Pen name||Clive Hamilton, N. W. Clerk|
|Occupation||Novelist, scholar, broadcaster|
|Alma mater||University College, Oxford|
|Genre||Christian apologetics, fantasy, science fiction, children’s literature|
|Notable works||The Chronicles of Narnia
The Allegory of Love
The Screwtape Letters
The Space Trilogy
Till We Have Faces
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
|Spouse||Joy Davidman (m. 1956; d. 1960)|
Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. He held academic positions at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.
Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends. They both served on the English faculty at Oxford University, and were active in the informal Oxford literary group known as the Inklings. According to Lewis’s memoir Surprised by Joy, he was baptised in the Church of Ireland, but fell away from his faith during adolescence. Lewis returned to Anglicanism at the age of 32, owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, and he became an “ordinary layman of the Church of England”. Lewis’s faith profoundly affected his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.
Lewis wrote more than 30 books, which have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, TV, radio, and cinema. His philosophical writings are widely cited by Christian apologists from many denominations.
In 1956, Lewis married American writer Joy Davidman; she died of cancer four years later at the age of 45. Lewis died on 22 November 1963 from renal failure, one week before his 65th birthday. In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of his death, Lewis was honoured with a memorial in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. His works entered the public domain in 2014 in countries where copyright expires 50 years after the death of the creator, such as Canada.