C.S Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien were Oxford professors after the end of first World War. The deep and long-lasting friendship between these two literary luminaries would inspire them to great heights in the world of letters. Both Tolkien and Lewis are revered, and world-renowned for their fictions. Indeed Tolkien claim to fame is centred on his Masterwork Lord of the Ring Trilogy and Lewis, in turn, has captivated a worldwide audience with his Narnia Chronicles.
A dialogue between the two masters
I used to be an atheist, who,
In twilight hours, pondered the philosophy
of Pyrrhonism, Existentialism,
the Eristics and Socrates.
Could there be a Raison D’ Etre for God’s
Existence amidst the appalling
Condition of humanity?
I was malcontent with a raffish charm,
But I nonetheless never stopped hoping
For a paradigm shift in collective consciousness
That was ages ago so to speak.
You, in just only few years, have
Taken the mantle of a sentinel.
A devout Christian who revels
In the agape love of Christ Consciousness.
My interests and metier lay obviously
In the Norse Sagas, Germanic
And Icelandic languages.
A philologist who somehow created
A new living language.
The path less travelled is the only
One that ultimately leads to self-knowledge.