CS Lewis (Was: Favourite books)
Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net
Tue Dec 14 15:34:39 EST 2004
>>Oh, absolutely. "Always winter and never Christmas", for instance, is an
>>image to strike dread into any heart!
> Except mine as I've recently taken up skiing and have developed a
> completely different view on this, particularly when the snow is fine and
> comes in great quantity. If I also take to snowboarding (which I haven't
> tried yet), you have inspired me to name my board Jadis. Granted, there
> are serious food-getting problems with an "always winter" situation.
Well, okay, I see your point. But I understand the phrase as something like
"always cold dark and miserable, with never a celebration or a hope to an
end of it". Or maybe even (getting a bit symoblic) "always in the ending
phase and never a new beginning".
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