A wonderful meditation by Australian pastor Stephen McAlpine on C.S. Lewis’ “A Grief Observed”
I have been reading CS Lewis’s little tome, A Grief Observed, and it is simultaneously wounding and healing. Like his great contemporary George Orwell, Lewis’ brevity is his strength. I read some to my daughter last night. We marvelled. The plethora of periods. So many brave full stops! A man writing with confidence and elan even in grief.
There is too much of the book to like. So much I cannot quote any of it here. If you don’t have a copy, buy one. Read it as soon as possible. Read it in your grief.
But read it in your joyous non-grief to prepare you for your grief to come. For come it surely will. Non-grief is a neologism demanding the removal of the hyphen. Demanding to be a thing defined by its true, and polar opposite – grief.
Non-grief is neither truly the thing nor the place, merely…
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