Made for Another World

Most people, if they had really learned to look into their own hearts, would know that they do want, and want acutely, something that cannot be had in this world.
South Dakota pasture
South Dakota rose
There are all sorts of things in this world that offer to give it to you, but they never quite keep their promises.

South Dakota tree
South Dakota dead tree
The longings which arise in us when we first fall in love, or first think of some foreign country, or first take up some subject that excites us, are longings which no marriage, no travel, no learning, can really satisfy.

South Dakota grass
South Dakota Kitty
There was something we grasped at, in that first moment of longing, which just fades away in the reality. I think everyone knows what I mean. The wife may be a good wife, the scenery may have been excellent, and chemistry may be a very interesting job … but something has evaded us.

South Dakota house
South Dakota house
We can deal with this the fool’s way, the way of the disillusioned ‘sensible man’, or the way of one who knows this is not the end.

South Dakota trail
Aim at Heaven and you will get earth thrown in: aim at earth and you will get neither.
South Dakota fence

Text from Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis, pages 134-135
Photos from yours truly

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28 thoughts on “Made for Another World

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  2. simple and lovely. I subscribed to your blog after stumbling on it one day. Your photos are a breath of fresh air for someone who is stuck out in the desert. Thank you.

  3. Not only is this excerpt from Mere Christianity appropriate and encouraging, the photos are beautiful! I particularly like the ones of the house and of the cat. 🙂

  4. Stumbled across your blog, and don’t really remember how, so please do not ask me, because I will look like a stammering idiot.

    For what it’s worth, I enjoyed reading your stuff, truly. I shall indeed be back.

    Blessings,

    Donald Borsch Jr.
    Bethel, CT

  5. Lovely pictures. I love Mere Christianity and the text fits so beautifully with your photos. Can’t wait to read more of your writing!

  6. This is so touching and hits home for me (and others, I’m certain). I enjoy your blog, and your photos are always lovely :]

  7. I just discovered your blog and I love it! Your candor is honest while being respectful, which is a breath of fresh air. I look forward to many more lovely posts to come.
    Best,
    Erin

  8. Pingback: may wonders never cease | The Simple Life of a Country Man's Wife

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