A thought...

Ken Jones

Staff member
Playing tennis and chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts might be out but the rest seems possible.

It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.

This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by (a catastrophe), let that (catastrophe) when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about (catastrophes). They may break our bodies...but they need not dominate our minds.

C.S. Lewis, 1948