Saturday, May 10, 2008

Eros

Eros will have naked bodies; friendship naked personalities. ~ C. S. Lewis

With the turn of a couple of words, Lewis gives nakedness a new, beautiful, faithful, and moral partner -- friendship. Without abandoning the suggestion that real friendships can be a bit raw, he speaks of a soul-to-soul relationship that bares all.

The fig leaves come off -- nothing is hidden -- yet there is no shame. Personality can robe itself in pretentiousness, but friendship is the changing room -- a safe place to try on authenticity and genuineness.

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