February 8, 2010

good morning

"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

- C.S. Lewis


  1. Isn't LIsa Mitchell adorable? and C.S. Lewis..

    i love watching the lion witch and the wardrobe series because the evidence of Christ is so apparent in his writings.


  2. That's a nice quote, especially towards the end. I've never even read the Chronicles of Narnia, although I have a few books.

    To answer your question: I'm from Amsterdam, I love the city. If it weren't for Amsterdam I probably wouldn't really want to live in the Netherlands

  3. Mr. Lewis was a very wise man. Very wise, indeed. :]

  4. court- you are so write. i enjoy his writing quite a bit. he has a lot of books in the christian bookstores.

    night owl- wow. i've never been there...you should post pictures. if i lived somewhere exciting i would be posting pictures all the time. haha

  5. C.S. Lewis shall always be one of my favorites. I love him so. Wise man he was. Hope you're doing wonderful. xx

  6. In kids lie all the pureness of human soul. Thanks for the sharing Danica, I hope more would realize to be an adult does not necessarily have to abandon the good side of being a kid.

  7. you too Krissie!!

    i hope so too magnolia amber. i really do.