With all the fanfare a humble post can muster, I announce the birth of our very first 'podcast.' I named her 'There Are No Ordinary People.' Yes- it's an unusual name, but Uncle Clive would have been pleased, I think. You see, the name, rather the phrase, was uttered by Uncle Clive, whom we all affectionately know as C.S. Lewis in one of his many books.
I don't think Mr. Lewis believed that all people were extraordinary in a positive way. To give context to his famous quote, I include this for the record;
"It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which,if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare.
All-day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics.
There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors."
― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
The subject of this first 'There Are No Ordinary People' Podcast is Ray Carnevali. I believe he epitomizes what C.S. Lewis referred to as one of our 'everlasting splendors.' But you be the judge. I hope you enjoy the wit, wisdom, and stories of Ray Carnevali.
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