There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
Showing posts with label C.S. Lewis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label C.S. Lewis. Show all posts

14 February 2015

The Great Divorce

It was a rare impulse buy. I saw tickets for a show called "The Great Divorce" by one of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis.

Yet I hadn't heard of this book, or play, or whatever it was.

Nevertheless, I purchased a ticket. One might say I was inspired to do so, perhaps a force from above or beyond told my subconscious this was where I was to be today.
"C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment, Lewis’s revolutionary idea in the The Great Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis’ The Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil."

It certainly succeeded in that respect. While trying to wrap my mind around its concept, one line kept repeating itself to me...

"Heaven and Hell are only concepts in our mind"