Piecemeal Defense of a Romantic Imagination

Current mood:gearing up

this is what you get for my watching documentaries.  edits may never follow:

C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, a devout christian and devout catholic.
were reacting to the “wish fulfillment” rationale of Freud
they were wrestling with the new psychology, god not existing, being angry with him for not existing.  C.S. Lewis was pissed about not being allowed to believe in fantasy.  he defended it.  kept god.

joy is the desiring of desire.
a desire that is greater than any capacity to satisfy it.
joy is not desire of a thing.  joy is the desire of desire..

“i had been far more anxious to avoid suffering than to achieve delight.”
-C.S. Lewis

an intense longing for something that can’t be named.  a longing that can not be satiated by any human relationship.  that is a signpost to a creator?

you have to look at things obliquely at things for what’s right and true.  thinking about them gets you to thinking about what your thinking.  “sneak past the watchful dragons of self-consciousness.”


Currently reading:
Watership Down
By Richard Adams
Release date: 01 January, 1976


About Suhail Rafidi

Suhail Rafidi is a novelist and educator whose works explore the destiny of human values in a technological landscape. You can find him on Twitter, too, @shelldive.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s