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The Echo of a Tune

After a long writing hiatus, here I am, writing from my new home right downtown Los Angeles.  What a change from Watertown!  More on that later, for tonight I am preoccupied by one of my favorite quotations from another age.  

In Surprised By Joy, CS Lewis talks about the indescribable longings he experienced that played a crucial role in his conversion to Christianity.  He found himself longing for something that had never existed in his past and could not exist in his future, and yet he found himself wanting to travel through time to find it nonetheless.  That sentiment is summed up perfectly in this section of his sermon called "The Weight of Glory":
“In speaking of this desire for our own far off country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you—the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and …