C S Lewis on Heaven

On heaven

The symbols under which Heaven is presented to us are (a) a dinner party, (b) a wedding, (c) a city, and (d) a concert. It would be grotesque to suppose that the guests or citizens or members of the choir didn’t know one another. And how can love of one another be commanded in this life if it is to be cut short at death?

Think of yourself just as a seed patiently waiting in the earth: waiting to come up a flower in the Gardener’s good time, up into the real world, the real waking. I suppose that our whole present life, looked back on from there, will seem only a drowsy half- waking. We are here in the land of dreams. But cock-crow is coming.

From The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III
Compiled in Words to Live By


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    First of all I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing.
    I have had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out there.
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    1. Rosanne Croft (Post author)

      Hello, reader. Thanks for your comment.
      C. S. Lewis often took a walk to clear his head for writing, and if I’m stuck, I walk, too. Something about moving legs helps the brain.
      When I write, I see pictures in my head, or hear the conversation. But it’s all in a vague dream until I get it on the page. Writing fiction takes leaving this earth for the other world you’re creating. Live in that world for a while: see, smell and taste it. (And expect to be spacy when you return to your life!)

      Make it as real as if you’re seeing it before you. Then, during your next writing session, go back to what you wrote before-one page, or even a few paragraphs, and rewrite that, then take off from there. Also, if you’re like me, and you have little notes and snippets of things you want to put into your book, gather those and look them over. They might awaken an idea. I hope this helps. Blessings, Rosanne

  2. Rosanne Croft

    Reblogged this on Rosanne Croft and commented:

    I so want to talk with C. S. Lewis when I get there!


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