C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed, p. 76
Lewis here touches on a common theme is his writing, that of “images.” In this section, as in his university addressed titled “The Weight of Glory,” Lewis projects his ideas of reality upon us; the things in the world are representative of something else. All the beauty points somewhere else. Perhaps he would say too, that all the grief points somewhere else as well. For beauty that somewhere is God, for suffering is Lewis suggesting the same?