“I have heard of those little scratches in the crust that you Top-dwellers call mines. But that’s where you get dead gold, dead silver, dead gems. Down in Bism we have them alive and growing. There I’ll pick you bunches of rubies that you can eat and squeeze you a cup full of diamond-juice. You won’t care much about fingering the cold, dead treasures of your shallow mines after you have tasted the live ones of Bism.”
- Golg, speaking to king Rilian in CS Lewis' The Silver Chair
I love this quote from The Silver Chair. It speaks to me somehow of God's extravagance in love and creativity.
To take something beautiful as well-crafted gems, and then reveal a whole other dimension of glory unseen... it's fiction, but it sounds exactly like something God would do - and does, every time we peek into a microscope, or telescope, or beneath the sea, or behind the leaves of our gardens.
It makes me want to thank someone.