Elihu's Corner

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“You can never find a cup of tea large enough nor a book long enough to suit me.”

~ C.S. Lewis

On the surface, the above quote almost sounds like insatiable greed, but what I think he meant was, “I love books and I love tea!”

In the United States, we are drenched in luxuries. We have well-insulated homes, small and large appliances, comfortable slippers, soft beds, abundant food, regular entertainment and ready access to supplies. All these things we take for granted and sometimes get a tad miffed when they aren’t readily available. I have observed veterans fresh from the front lines get rather disgusted with people’s obsession over stupid things like long lines or the lack of soy for their latte. These soldiers have gained perspective. Valuable, unique perspective.


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