Saturday, January 29, 2011

"In other words," it continued, "you can't ride. That's a drawback. I'll have to teach you as we go along. If you can't ride, can you fall?"

"I suppose anyone can fall," said Shasta.

"I mean can you fall and get up again without crying and mount again and fall again and yet not be afraid of falling?"

C. S. Lewis, The Horse and his Boy


  1. Well, I officially approve of your blog, and think it's awesome. It's not much like a real blog, though, because there's nothing about you, or written by you that isn't poetry.
    That's ok, though. Maybe even better. Just different.
    But I will follow you as religiously as I follow your mother and Christina.

  2. I don't like doing what everyone else is doing, as a general rule. Also, I don't think I need any more excuses to talk about myself. I do enough of that already. I am glad you approve though.

  3. Do you really do enough of that? Sometimes it's quite important to talk about oneself. And sometimes people genuinely want to know, and the most charitable thing to do is tell them about yourself. I know I would kind of like it sometimes... because I'm your friend, you see.

  4. Not saying you should do it on a blog, though. That's a bit different.

  5. I second both of the last two comments.
    I've been thinking of you quite a bit lately, and I for one would love to know more more about you. I don't think the difference between friends and accquaintances is that accquaintances are still getting to know each other. It's friends who KEEP getting to know each other.

    Hence I'm writing you a letter.
    I'm praying for you.

  6. My letter to you went in the mail to-day, Maria, at long last. I shall look forward with great anticipation to receiving yours. I mean it! Even if it is only half a page or something, and not properly finished, or out-of-date, or consisting entirely of little Smurf cartoons with balloons coming out of their mouths. And I am praying for you, too, you know.

    Rachel, I am glad you don't think I absolutely have to talk about myself on a blog. If you should ever decide to talk about yourself on a blog, though, I will read about you with avid interest. Even if you mostly talk about books on a blog, I will be and am interested in reading it...that's a hint. And next time I see you I will talk about myself the entire time without pause if you so desire--and if I can find enough to say.