What ‘joy’ meant to C.S. Lewis

“Joy is distinct not only from pleasure in general but even from aesthetic pleasure. It must have the stab, the pang, the inconsolable longing.” — C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

Inconsolable longing? That makes me think — Maybe joy is not something that fills you up, but something that allows you to see what can fill you up.


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