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Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From “The Magician’s Nephew” By C.S. Lewis (Part 1) 

  

Grownups are always thinking of un-interesting explanations. *** No Great Wisdom can be reached without sacrifice ***  Very well, I’ll go. But there’s one thing I jolly well mean to say first. I didn’t believe in Magic till today. I see now it’s real. Well, if it is, I suppose all the old fairly tales are more or less true. And you’re simply a wicked, cruel magician like the ones in the stories. Well, I’ve never read a story in which people of that sort weren’t paid out in the end and I bet you will be. And serve you right. *** Does not Magic go with the royal blood? *** I expect most witches are like that. They are not interested in things or people unless they can use them; they are terribly practical. *** Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind. *** Keep cool everyone, that’s what I say. *** And if we’re dead, and I don’t deny it might be- well, you got to remember that worse things ‘appen at sea and a chap’s got to die sometime. And there ain’t nothing to be afraid of if a chap’s let a decent life. And if you ask me, I think the best thing we could do to pass the time would be to sing a ‘ymn. *** Awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters. *** Creatures, I give you yourselves. I give you forever this land. . . I give you the woods, the fruits, the rivers. I give you the stars and I give you myself.

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