06 March 2017

Fugitive Image - Missoula, Montana

"...Yet mental images play an important part in my prayers.... 
But they seem to help me most when they are most fugitive 
and fragmentary—rising and bursting like bubbles in champagne or 
wheeling like rooks in a windy sky: contradicting one another (in logic) as the 
crowded metaphors of a swift poet may do. 

Fix on any one, and it goes dead. 

You must do as Blake would do with a joy; kiss it as it flies...."

- from Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, page 86, by C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)


  1. Good photo to go with C.S. Lewis' quote, Cyndy! :) L.

  2. Thanks! And if you want to read more of the context, the free public domain e-book is available in different formats, via the text link in the book title - so handy!


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