Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A Word for Wednesday

"County Down in the holidays and Surrey in the term--it was an excellent contrast. 
Perhaps, since their beauties were such that even a fool could not force them into comparison, 
this cured me once and for all of the pernicious tendency to compare and to prefer--an operation that does little good even when we are dealing with works of art 
and endless harm when we are dealing with nature. 
Total surrender is the first step toward the fruition of either. 
Shut your mouth; open your eyes and ears. 
Take in what is there and give no thought to what might have been there or what is somewhere else. That can come later, if it must come at all."

~C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy~