Besides the prose itself being so pleasing to read, these thoughts reaffirm some of my main reasons for believing this universe is the product of a Mind.
The personal, communicative nature of storytelling rules out AI as a legitimate author. It can’t intend meaning.
Lewis’s advice seems eerily applicable to our own situation, just substitute “pandemic” for “war.”
Lewis foresees a class of men called “the Conditioners.” The Conditioners have “seen through” all attempts to ground behaviour in any ultimate truth.
Remember the admonition of C.S. Lewis: “If men had postponed the search for knowledge and beauty until they were secure, the search would never have begun.”