A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week 185
We are now in a position to answer the view that human culture is an inexcusable frivolity on the part of creatures loaded with such awful responsibilities as we. I reject at once the idea which lingers in the mind of some modern people that cultural activities are in their own right spiritual and meritorious—as though scholars and poets were intrinsically more pleasing to God than scavengers and bootblacks. [ . . . ] We are members of one body, but differentiated members, each with his own vocation.
— from CS Lewis’s “Learning in War Time”
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