27 March, 2010

"When we emerged onto the busy High with the traffic streaming past, we shook hands, and he said: 'I Shan't say good-bye. We'll meet again.' Then he plunged into the traffic. I stood on the other side, watching him.  When he reached the pavement on the other side, he turned round as though he knew somehow that I would still be standing there  in front of the Eastgate.  Then he raised his voice in a great roar that easily overcame the noise of the cars and buses.  Heads turned and at least one car swerved. 'Besides,' he bellowed with a great grin, 'Christians NEVER say good-bye!'" - A Severe Mercy, on parting with C.S. Lewis.

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