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Neighbors, Speaking of Jayber Crow. He worked for a while as the sexton of his church. I noticed that another of my favorite characters worked as a sexton: Mr Raven from Lilith by George MacDonald. It is a moving fairy tale. Not in the traditional fairy tale sense, though. George MacDonald is one of my literary heroes. Which makes sense, because he is my real hero’s hero. C. S. Lewis – the greatest writer ever – loved George MacDonald . I will come back to Lewis in the future – don't worry about that! MacDonald, though, was like a hypnotist. Reading his stories are experiences like dreaming. When you finish the book, you start to come out of a daze and say, “What just happened?” But while you were reading it, you felt you understood the world more clearly, not foggier. If you can carry that clarity into your everyday, well, that will begin a ‘happily ever after’, not to put too fine a point on it. Prost! I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.

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