CS Lewis (Was: Favourite books)

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Tue Dec 14 15:34:39 EST 2004


Elise said...

> Dorian:
>>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".

Dorian. 

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