Monday, January 30, 2012

Surprised by Laughter, The Comic World of C.S. Lewis by Terry Lindvall

Surprised by Laughter is a journey through the life and letters of C.S. Lewis. I knew the name because of the Narnia books, but I never gave much thought to the writer. This book is somewhat of a memoir of the illustrious writer as the reader is taken into his life, his thoughts and his beliefs.

He loved reading and writing and believed a sense of humor was a sensitivity of character. He believed that laughter and joy could be found in the most serious moments and it's explained why he thought that, along with keen examples. A devout Christian, he found love and laughter can be a healing balm and that laughter is best when it arises out of love. A very inspiring and thought-provoking read!

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The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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