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

Saturday, December 10, 2005

I Will Never…

When I was a child my parents had phrases that annoyed me. I thought they were so silly or stupid. And as they would say these things I would think "when I grow up I will never…!" It was a lie. I have turned into my parents. When I am with children I find the same "annoying" words slipping from my mouth.

Today one of my preschool students wouldn’t eat and just like my dad I said, "Eat up, it helps you grow big and strong…" and I stopped myself before adding "…and it puts hair on your chest." but I thought it. (In Dad’s world everything good for you puts hair on your chest.)

Is anyone else turning into their parents?

Friday, December 02, 2005

Finished

These are the final ten books read of the 50 book challenge (and the peasants rejoice) yeah to be done in seven months and a week. JK Rowling helped because I became addicted and spent all my free time reading about Harry’s adventures. I did enjoy most of CS Lewis’ space trilogy. Thanks Robin for continually suggesting them, Perelandra really made me think. Though I wasn’t a fan of That Hideous Strength. I think it’s my least favourite Lewis book of all times.

41) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets –JK Rowling
42) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban –JK Rowling
43) Perelandra –CS Lewis
44) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire –JK Rowling
45) That Hideous Strength
46) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix -JK Rowling
47) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince -JK Rowling
48) Pride and Prejudice –Jane Austin
49) The Princess and the Goblin –George Macdonald
50) Do Fish Know They’re Wet? –Tom Neven

After a good talk with a dear friend. We’ve decided to read Captivating together. I’ll be reading it slower this time so a few reflections and thoughts might make it onto here.