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I saw this quote from CS Lewis's "On Living in an Atomic Age" on FB (or maybe Twitter?) a while ago, and it comes to mind again today, for obvious reasons.

If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things - praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts - not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.

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Date: 2017-05-23 08:13 am (UTC)
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I like this.

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Date: 2017-05-23 08:16 am (UTC)
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<3

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Date: 2017-05-24 09:55 am (UTC)
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Date: 2017-05-23 10:13 am (UTC)
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Lewis had it about right too!

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Date: 2017-05-23 10:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] maia
Yes.

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Date: 2017-05-23 10:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] el_staplador
Yes. Very much yes.

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Date: 2017-05-23 11:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] makamu
I think I might break the DW comment limit with the number of "Yes!"s I want to type in response to this! Thank you for sharing that quote

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Date: 2017-05-23 01:12 pm (UTC)
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Excellent.

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Date: 2017-05-23 01:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] swingandswirl
I have very little patience for Narnia, but man, did Lewis hit the nail on the head, here.

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Date: 2017-05-23 02:42 pm (UTC)
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That is just about the best succinct description of Lewis ever.

I think my favourite lightbulb moment re: Narnia (especially as someone from a former British colony) was someone pointing out the utter WTF of the natives just accepting being ruled by a bunch of children, and foreigners, to boot, because a talking lion had said so.

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