We live in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy; and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship. — C.S. Lewis.
I wonder what C.S. Lewis would say about Facebook and other forms of social media? I suspect he would find a way to weave them into a ScrewTape letter.
As I sit and write today’s Pew what has become an all too familiar sound comes through my window — the sound of a leaf blower pulsating on and off drowning out the soothing sounds of surf and and an incoming tide.
I wonder as I reread Lewis’s words what meditation and true friendship have in common. I wish I could ask him. If I had to guess I would say meditation allows one to explore one’s deepest thoughts and ideas, and friendship allows one to explore those same thoughts and ideas with another who will listen without judgment and with unconditional love.
True friendship has no boundaries. Neither time nor distance get in the way of its invisible bonds.
A true friend usually knows what you are thinking without saying a word, and like meditation filters out all the outside noise that prevents one from knowing one’s true self.
A leaf blower or a biting fly is an irritant, a true friend is worth a lifetime of searching.