Thursday, July 05, 2012

c.s. lewis | serious pleasures

I quite agree with what you say about buying books, and love all the planning and scheming beforehand, and if they come by post, finding the neat little parcel waiting for you on the hall table and rushing upstairs to open it in the privacy of your own room. Some people - my father for instance - laugh at us for being so serious over our pleasures, but I think a thing can't be properly enjoyed unless you take it in earnest, don't you?

C.S. Lewis,
letter to Arthur Greeves,
March 7, 1916