Friday, April 18, 2008
“You don't have a soul.
You ARE a Soul.
You have a body.”
British Scholar and Novelist. 1898-1963
I have been looking forward to this small event since I was invited over a week ago.....even though right at this moment I sort of am tempted to stay in my pajamas all day and lay in bed too.
It's rainy and dreary here today.
Which is fine. I like rainy days too.
That is......IF I can stay in my pajamas all day and read a nice book in a comfy and warm bed and I am not in extreme pain.
Which THANKFULLY, I don't appear to be too bad off today. YEAH!!!
Last week my good friend Diane, asked me to come over to her house for "Tea" and to watch a movie for today. I said "Sure." Not knowing then of course what a crazy weekend and WEEK we would be having.
She checked in with me last night to see if I was "still coming?" And I told her "Yes, I am still coming." All the while thinking to myself as I gave my reply that....."ugh....my plate has been SO FULL THIS WEEK I need to stay home and have a day of rest.
Yet, I know will really be a nice "break" from the drama of the past few days AND whenever I am with her we always have a great time of "fellowship" and "reflection." So I need this time actually.
Diane's house is always such a sweet place of "refuge" from a nasty world, and "My soul needs this especially" right now, because I am a bit drained.
Even though often times any more, my body is achy and I am ever so weary.
I always try to keep in mind "how my body will one day fade away"...but my soul will live on forever.
To "nurture" ones soul is like tending a garden I feel. We will only get out of it what we put INTO it.
I just looked up that C.S. Lewis quote written above. I hadn't counted on finding a nice quote when I started looking for one regarding "the soul" and then I came across this fabulous quote by him and it went perfectly along with what I was trying to say.
I love C.S. Lewis....his writings, and perspectives.
And he was Irish and lived most of his life in England...so anyone who knows me knows that these things are a major "plus" in my book. HA! HA!
This reminds me.....Have you ever seen the movie about his life called.......
It is a fantastic movie. Very touching.
Anthony Hopkins plays Lewis.
Try to get your hands on it and watch it if you haven't seen it. You'll love it.
I did. In fact, I need to dig my copy out and watch it again very soon.