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12 February 2016

Locked in a Safe Contemporary Heart Paintings by Laurie Pace

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 Rhythm of Love 8 x 8 cradled Wood


“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, The Four Loves
C S Lewis is one of my favorite writers.  I looked into if he was married and found he married American writer Joy Davidman.  She had been married before and was an atheist. There were a lot of changes before their relationship took off. That is a far cry from the devoted Christian writer that C S Lewis was.  I have not seen the Hollywood versions of this in the movie "Shadowlands" but have decided it is time to seek a biography or two of C S Lewis.   I have set it goal on my 'bucket list' if you may, to read more of his writings and learn more about him as a man, father, husband and Christian. 
I noted there has been other literature written on C S Lewis and his wife Joy with one of the accounts showing her as an opportunist.  Again all views are in the eyes of the beholder and each of us sees things in life differently. ( Alister Mc Graph's Biography below)
Love is truly a vulnerable state. You must allow someone else to know your deepest fears and vulnerabilities to be intimate... as you know I have written many times about In to Me See... aka intimacy. With Valentine's Day just ahead, I thought it perfect to share a small 8 x 8 x 2 inches cradled heart.  
I would love to know what you think of C S Lewis and if you have seen Shadowland or read any of the biographies on Lewis.  Alister Mc Graph's biography published in 2013, "C. S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet" has had mixed reviews. So I am loving the thought of reading several biographies to get a general feel of the man.  I especially want to read a book C S Lewis wrote as a confession "Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life". While not an autobiography, it is something in his own pen from his own soul. 
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV   "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
How do you think of love?

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