Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Lewis on Weather

“We both like Weather. Not this or that kind of weather, but just Weather. It’s a useful taste if one lives in England.”
“However did you learn to do that, Mr Denniston?” said Jane. “I don’t think I should ever learn to like rain or snow.”
“It’s the other way around,” said Denniston. “Everyone begins as a child by liking Weather. You learn the art of disliking it as you grow up. Haven’t you ever noticed it on a snowy day? The grownups are all going about with long faces, but look at the children—and the dogs? They know what snow’s made for.”
“I’m sure I hated wet days as a child,” said Jane.
“That’s because grownups kept you in,” said Camilla. “Any child loves rain if it’s allowed to go out and paddle about in it.”

-taken from That Hideous Strength.

I think that I quite agree with this point.

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