Wednesday, January 18, 2017

all the mud and mystery

“Don't you like a rather foggy a in a wood in autumn? You'll find we shall be perfectly warm sitting in the car."
Jane said she'd never heard of anyone liking fogs before but she didn't mind trying. All three got in.
"That's why Camilla and I got married, "said Denniston as they drove off. "We both like Weather. Not this or that kind of weather, but just Weather. It's a useful taste if one lives in England."
"How ever did you learn to do that, Mr. Denniston?" said Jane. "I don't think I should ever learn to like rain and snow."
"It's the other way round," said Denniston. "Everyone begins as a child by liking Weather. You learn the art of disliking it as you grow up. Noticed it on a snowy day? The grown-ups are all going about with long faces, but look at the children - and the dogs? They know what snow's made for."
"I'm sure I hated wet days as a child," said Jane.
"That's because the grown-ups kept you in," said Camilla. "Any child loves rain if it's allowed to go out and paddle about in it.” 
― C.S. LewisThat Hideous Strength

"What's that thing that Albert Eintstein said?" (We've been watching Netflix's Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket - a Chaney favorite).  "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the source of all true art and science."

And isn't it a mystery how we are all born and we all die on this stormy planet and we are simply asked to love and just to trust and trust with all we have?  Wrap truth around us to help us stand and put salvation on our heads for the renewing of our minds?  To spread peace like it's all over our shoes, propelling us?

I think so.  

Mystery, art, science.  And mud puddles in the shape of a heart.


Colquitt Family said...

Double WOW.
Beautiful pictures!

lifeinthevillage said...

Ha! I love it. And your quotes. So perfect. I really want to read more Lewis. You should remind me to do that this summer. Haha.