CS LEWIS is one of my FAVORITE authors. [I'm not ruling out Harper Lee, and Steinbeck, and Dave Eggars…don't worry]. Ever since I picked up "Mere Christianity" in high school I couldn't get enough of his writing [and obviously I'd read some of the Narnia books as a child, but revisiting them as a college student was delightful].
Brent caught on to this and a lot of my gifts were CS Lewis books. The BEST one he got me was his book of quotes. I just have to go to "Community" and I can read anything he's ever written on community. Bliss.
Well now that I have an iphone [yes…I remember THIS POST. And I still feel the same way], one of the very few "apps" I've downloaded is the CS LEWIS Quote a Day app. Awesome. I usually don't look at it until I get home from work, just so there is a little treat for me. There have already been some wonderful ones, but one in particular that I wanted to share was about writing.
He said, "Don't say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we've read the description. You see, all those words [horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquiste] are only like saying to your readers, "Please will you do the job for me?"
And that, my dear blog reading friends, is why CS [Or Clives as I sometimes like to call him] is still being read and loved today. He knew how to weave beauty into his writing the way few writers successfully can.
Although he did say this too, "I never exactly made a book. It's rather like taking dictation. I was given things to say."
It is a dream of mine to some day attempt to write something worth publishing. I guess I'm just waiting to be given something to say. :)
and still waiting on Lala to make her debut… one week until my due date!