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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 14

Where moss grows most. Amidst it came, Unearthly sweet, out of the air it seemed, A voice singing to the vibrant string, ‘Forget the grief upon the great water, Card and compass and the cruel rain. Leave that labour; lilies … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 9

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: On the other hand, ‘Knock and it shall be opened.’ But does knocking mean hammering and kicking the door like a maniac? And there’s also ‘To him that hath shall be given.’ … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 2

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: ‘It was too perfect to last,’ so I am tempted to say of our marriage. But it can be meant in two ways. It may be grimly pessimistic — as if God … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 8

A Ghost argues with the Bright Spirit who was her brother Reginald: ‘It’s a lie. A wicked, cruel lie. How could anyone love their son more than I did? Haven’t I lived only for his memory all these years?’ ‘That … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 4

TO MARY NEYLAN, whose husband has received job security: More on the graces accompanying the death of Charles Williams. Lewis asks if he can dedicate George MacDonald: An Anthology to her. 20 May 1945 I think what you say about … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 7

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: What sort of a lover am I to think so much about my affliction and so much less about hers? Even the insane call, ‘Come back,’ is all for my own sake. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 16

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: Why has no one told me these things? How easily I might have misjudged another man in the same situation? I might have said, ‘He’s got over it. He’s forgotten his wife,’ … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 2

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: What does it matter how this grief of mine evolves or what I do with it? What does it matter how I remember her or whether I remember her at all? None … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 30

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 18

Lewis, grieving the death of his wife, Joy: I know that the thing I want is exactly the thing I can never get. The old life, the jokes, the drinks, the arguments, the lovemaking, the tiny, heartbreaking commonplace. On any … Continue reading

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