02 January 2008

Sun and Snow

Have you ever seen the sun shining and snow falling at the same time? I just did for the first time in my life.

I expect there will be a part of the new earth where this is always happening. Un-capture-able with words, except that it looks like tiny pieces of brilliant crystal floating down to earth. Impossible to look directly at even one of them, yet millions fill the sky. One of those quiet, unspoken joys that is actually a longing--as C. S. Lewis has taught me, this is true of all our deepest joys in this world; they are longings for another. The deepest happinesses are not attainments but yearnings.

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