“We were talking of DRAGONS, Tolkien and I In a Berkshire bar. The big workman Who had sat silent and sucked his pipe All the evening, from his empty mug With gleaming eye glanced towards us: “I seen ’em myself!” he said fiercely.”
Today, I am celebrating C.S. Lewis’s birthday by drinking tea and reading a book.
Clive Stapes Lewis was known for many things, from poet to lecturer, literary critic to novelist, but I always remember him as the person who defined friendship. He was the one who wrote, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
The rapport the existed between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien illustrates the power of friendship. They inspired each other and in so doing they inspired millions of grateful readers.
“he was for long my only audience… Only from him did I ever get the idea that my ‘stuff’ could be more than a private hobby. But for his interest and unceasing eagerness for more I should never have brought The L. of the R. to a conclusion.”
Happy Birthday, C.S. Lewis!