Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. Real joy seems to me almost as unlike security or prosperity as it is unlike agony. Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. C. S. Lewis – who died on this date in 1963. His passing was little noticed around the world, because of a senseless tragedy that took place elsewhere… on that very same day we also lost President John F. Kennedy, to an assassin’s bullet. Image found here.