I was conversing with colleague William Atkinson this morning and he reminded me of a sermon CS Lewis gave in Oxford, published with the title “Transposition.” It features the lovely analogy of a symphony transposed for solo piano. It’s astonishing that such a feat can be done at all — but when it is done well, the person who knows the richer form — the multi-voiced orchestra — hears echoes of that in the simplified form — the lone piano. Lewis uses it to explain how larger multi-dimensional spiritual truths might be represented on the relatively flat canvas of the physical portion of space-time which we mortals can perceive and process.

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