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  • #1
    Clive Barker
    “Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.”
    Clive Barker, Days of Magic, Nights of War

  • #2
    Paulo Coelho
    “Tears are words that need to be written.”
    Paulo Coelho

  • #3
    C.S. Lewis
    “I see people, as they approach me, trying to make up their minds whether they'll 'say something about it' or not. I hate if they do, and if they don't.”
    C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

  • #4
    C.S. Lewis
    “Getting over it so soon? But the words are ambiguous. To say the patient is getting over it after an operation for appendicitis is one thing; after he’s had his leg off is quite another. After that operation either the wounded stump heals or the man dies. If it heals, the fierce, continuous pain will stop. Presently he’ll get back his strength and be able to stump about on his wooden leg. He has ‘got over it.’ But he will probably have recurrent pains in the stump all his life, and perhaps pretty bad ones; and he will always be a one-legged man. There will be hardly any moment when he forgets it. Bathing, dressing, sitting down and getting up again, even lying in bed, will all be different. His whole way of life will be changed. All sorts of pleasures and activities that he once took for granted will have to be simply written off. Duties too. At present I am learning to get about on crutches. Perhaps I shall presently be given a wooden leg. But I shall never be a biped again.”
    C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

  • #5
    C.S. Lewis
    “Aren't all these notes the senseless writings of a man who won't accept the fact that there is nothing we can do with suffering except to suffer it?”
    C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

  • #6
    C.S. Lewis
    “Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. How many hours are in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask - half our great theological and metaphysical problems - are like that.”
    C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

  • #7
    C.S. Lewis
    “If a mother is mourning not for what she has lost but for what her dead child has lost, it is a comfort to believe that the child has not lost the end for which it was created. And it is a comfort to believe that she herself, in losing her chief or only natural happiness, has not lost a greater thing, that she may still hope to "glorify God and enjoy Him forever." A comfort to the God-aimed, eternal spirit within her. But not to her motherhood. The specifically maternal happiness must be written off. Never, in any place or time, will she have her son on her knees, or bathe him, or tell him a story, or plan for his future, or see her grandchild.”
    C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

  • #8
    C.S. Lewis
    “Perhaps your own reiterated cries deafen you to the voice you hoped to hear”
    C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

  • #9
    C.S. Lewis
    “Grief is like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape.”
    C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed
    tags: grief

  • #10
    C.S. Lewis
    “I need Christ, not something that resembles Him.”
    C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

  • #11
    C.S. Lewis
    “An odd by-product of my loss is that I’m aware of being an embarrassment to everyone I meet. At work, at the club, in the street, I see people, as they approach me, trying to make up their minds whether they’ll ‘say something about it’ or not. I hate it if they do, and if they don’t. Some funk it altogether. R. has been avoiding me for a week. I like best the well brought-up young men, almost boys, who walk up to me as if I were a dentist, turn very red, get it over, and then edge away to the bar as quickly as they decently can. Perhaps the bereaved ought to be isolated in special settlements like lepers.”
    C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed



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