I am currently working my way through CS Lewis' sci-fi trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength). Though I'm not a big sci-fi fan (admittedly, I haven't been exposed to much), I am of Lewis. The series is filled with his usual brilliant wit and colorful turn of phrase. I came across the following quote this week and have been thinking about it ever since. In this particular scene, the main character is explaining the reason for which he was selected for the task at hand. Surely his reply explains why any of us are selected for anything. I am certain Lewis is right here and, one day, we will laugh at any seriousness with which we treated ourselves.