Three birthdays

Today is the birthday of C. S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, and Louisa May Alcott. Englewood Review of Books has a nice little tribute here. Got any favorite quotes from any of the three? Share them below!


Some interesting Lewis news here!
From memory
I'm re-reading "Surprised by Joy," as I do almost every Autumn (I came to faith in October 1973), and this is something like what he says about his coming to faith:
"People talk about the search for God. In my case, they might as well have talked about the mouse searching for the cat."
"At least the prodigal son walked home on his own two feet. But who can duly adore that Love which will accept a convert being dragged in, his eyes searching desperately for the exits?"
I love that phrase, "who can duly adore that Love..."

I attended University in Belfast for a year, so I believe I know at least two of the locations he mentions in the book, and his description of the soft Irish sunlight is absolutely spot on-- the light is so rich, it's almost tangible!

I suppose that most of all I understand completely his special use of the word Joy in the book, that ache which to have is to want, and to want is to have.
He never exactly obeyed you. He sometimes agreed with you-C S Lewis' dog

I respect, though I do not much enjoy that severe and civilized form which demands much fundamental brainwork and assumes as it's background uncorrupted and unbrutalized methods of criminal investigation-C S Lewis on Detective Stories

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