Today felt like a C. S. Lewis day. . . . It was rainy, cozy, and perfect for curling up with a good book or talking with friends. The above photo was taken this past May while visiting The Kilns, Lewis’ home. It is the sign (The Eagle and Child) that once hung in front of the pub where C.S. Lewis often met with his friendsâ€”a group called the “Inklings.” It now hangs in a newly constructed section of Lewis’ home.
In a letter to a friend, Lewis wrote, “Williams, Dyson of Reading, & my brother (Anglicans) and Tolkien and my doctor, Havard (your church) are the ‘Inklings’ to whom my Problem of Pain was dedicated. We meet on Friday evening in my rooms: theoretically to talk about literature, but in fact nearly always to talk about something better. What I owe to them all is incalculable. Dyson and Tolkien were the immediate human causes of my own conversion. Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?”