Thursday, December 15, 2005

Close to Home

I saw this CS Lewis quote today. It was me:

"all this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
i never had a selfless thought since i was born.
i am mercenary and self-seeking through and through;
i want god, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn.

peace, reassurance, pleasure, are the goals i seek.
i cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin;
i talk of love - a scholar's parrot may talk greek
-but, self-imprisoned, always end where i begin."

Ouch

3 comments:

Combs said...

Deep...I love lewis for his honesty and his ablity to put human frailty in perspective. It's hard to hear yourself echoed in someone else's words and know that it's true. Hope to talk to you soon.
A.T.H.

Robin said...

Till We Have Faces?

MELISSA m.s. nickerson said...

How are things going, Liz? Would love to see another Blog to see what's up.
God bless!