For a while I lived in Australia. During the time I lived there I was bitten by a mosquito and I became infected with something called Ross River Virus, which left me very sick. When I got back to the US I was still rather weak and trying to recover. I bought a book by C.S. Lewis called, “The Screwtape Letters.” I took my new book out to the backyard and strung up my hammock. I was just about to get in when my baby niece started to cry. My younger brother was watching her but I picked her up and brought her out to the hammock.
Rocking in the hammock over the next couple of days I read the entire book to my baby niece. She seemed to enjoy laying there hearing me read and swinging back and forth. I enjoyed the time with her and learning from one of the world’s great writers.
This week that baby niece graduated high school, and I am re-reading Mr. Lewis’ book, “The Screwtape Letters.” If you have never read this particular book I recommend it. Better yet, I recommend reading it in a hammock. Or reading it to someone you love. (Or both if you can swing it…sometimes I can’t resist a pun.)