Quote of the Weekend 

​”Does anyone suppose that [a child] really and prosaically longs for all the dangers and discomforts of a fairy tale?—really wants dragons in contemporary England? It is not so. It would be much truer to say that fairy land arouses a longing for he knows not what. It stirs and troubles him (to his life-long enrichment) with the dim sense of something beyond his reach and, far from dulling or emptying the actual world, gives it a new dimension of depth. He does not despise real woods because he has read of enchanted woods: the reading makes all real woods a little enchanted.” – C.S. Lewis
Thanks to Stephanie for sharing this with me!

Quote of the Weekend

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis

 

(Probably one of my favorite quotes about love.  I think that in a culture where we focus on the emotional side of love and forget about the mental side, I appreciate Lewis calling it selfish to hide your heart away.  We can be selfish in so many many ways.  Small subtle ways, even with the people we claim to love.  This is a good reminder to trust the Lord and not be so self focused.)