Sunday, 30 September 2012

You need friends

I've been a bit slow to catch on to the Big Bang Theory, the comedy sitcom which features four ultra bright computer nerds and a likeable waitress. Some of the dialogue is priceless. The two main characters are here discussing their limited lives, filled with Superman movies and various computer animation games,
Leonard: We need to widen our circle.
Sheldon: I have a very wide circle. I have 212 friends on myspace.

Leonard: Yes, and you’ve never met one of them.

Sheldon: That’s the beauty of it.

What a contrast with C.S.Lewis writing to his friend Dom Bede Grffiths in 1941, referring to Tolkien and others,

'Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle  of Christian friends sitting round a good fire?'
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