• C.S. Lewis reflects in a journal on his grief after his wife dies.
• Lewis observes and analyzes his physical and emotional responses as he encounters family and friends.
• Lewis experiences a difficult sense of isolation from God. He feels an unfamiliar disorientation a a result of his impression of God's distance from Lewis's grief.
• Lewis cannot find comfort when friends try to console him with biblical quotes. He cannot find the same peace he felt when a friend died years before.
• Lewis explores and dismisses the idea that God is a figment of primitive human imagination. God is a poor substitute for healthy romantic love.
• Lewis reflects that his sons seem to be experiencing embarrassment when Lewis tries to talk to them about their mother. Lewis recalls a similar response when he was a boy and his mother died.
• Lewis recalls that he and H.'s...
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