Yesterday the Daily Reminder reminded me that
turtles are not inside their shells, they are their shells.
The turtle’s shell is not her home, but her skeleton. Her.
This truth led me lumbering down the sands of mind
reminding me of the line erroneously attributed to Lewis:
“You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”
Upon first hearing it, and each time after, my tortoisey
head slowly sways from side to side in an affirming No.
I am a soul, and I am a body—a truth which if kept close
leads one to humility, which is “not thinking less of yourself
but of yourself less.” However, let this be your reminder that
Lewis didn’t say that either. Lewis claimed the humble man
will be an intelligently cheerful chap who enjoys life easily,
which reminds me of the stately turtle, skeleton and all.