Sunday, October 3, 2010

on death

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. ~C.S.Lewis
(on the death of his wife)

There is something horrible, something unfair about death which no religious conviction can overcome. ~Warnie Lewis
(on the death of C.S.Lewis)


grace said...

Everyone says death is natural, but it is really the most unnatural thing in the world, and I think that's why it bothers us so much. We know that it shouldn't be. In the beginning there was no death. Our sin brought it into existence, but we haven't accepted it.

Esther said...

You are right.
Is it the divine in us that will not accept it?

grace said...

I think so. I've thought about this a lot... yes, I'm a little morbid:) I think we've got it all wrong nowadays. Maybe Christians especially. We don't do mourning anymore really, and I think we should go back to that. Of course we should be happy that they're in Heaven, but we are separated for a time. Even "Jesus wept." People have stopped wearing black to funerals, and you wouldn't know a widow from anyone else. I don't know exactly what I think, but I do know they used to have about 40 days just for grieving the loss of a loved one. Now we are thrown back into the everyday with no time to grieve. I have a lot more thoughts, but too many to write on a comment:)