God and Us.


C. S. Lewis attempting to describe his own mystical event, says, “I felt as if I were a man of snow at long last beginning to melt. The melting was starting in my back—drip-drip and presently trickle-trickle. I rather disliked the feeling.” His wry comments are clearer than any somber attempt to describe the event with exactitude. Rather, this contemplative moment is a spiritual event that kisses the cognitive but will not be enslaved to its rigidities.
I haven’t reached this stage yet. I am still at the cognitive exercise stage seeking oneness with God and spiritual awareness and insight, seeking C.S. Lewis’s “God and us”. I do feel a Oneness with my beloved Patricia Bow, filling the void within me that her death left. I am approaching wholeness again but not there yet. My hope is in “So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Matthew 19:6) After all, we were pronounced “man and WINE” at our wedding and she still is the wine in my life!

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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