Heaven’s Occupation

26 Dec

Dance and games are frivolous, unimportant down here; for ‘down here’ is not their natural place. Here, they are a moment’s rest from the life we were placed here to live. But in this world everything is upside down. That which, if it could be prolonged here, would be a truancy, is likest that which in a better country is the End of ends. Joy is the serious business of Heaven.

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Letters to Malcolm, Mariner 2002, 29

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