Monday, September 15, 2014

Left behind

The current issue of CSL: The Bulletin of The New York C.S. Lewis Society includes several tributes to the late Christopher Mitchell. Mitchell was the former director of the Wade Center at Wheaton College. Diana Gyler, author of The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community, quoted this from W.H. Lewis (Warnie, CSL's brother) writing about the death of Charles Williams:
There is something horrible, something unfair about death, which no religious conviction can overcome. “Well, goodbye, see you on Tuesday Charles” one says — and you have in fact though you don't know it, said goodbye forever. He passes up the lamplit street, and passes out of your life forever. .... And so vanishes one of the best and nicest men it has ever been my good fortune to meet. May God receive him into His everlasting happiness.
The Inklings: The Death of Charles Williams