Something apt

May 5, 2014 § 4 Comments

Another week of subtle and not so subtle transphobia, and too much work to be allowed. Blogging is light this week, I’m afraid – but I was doing a spot of comfort reading last night, and hit on something that made me laugh. I might memorise this and bring it out when accosted by people expecting me to prove why my version of my life is real. Obviously, there are plenty who think that we’re either lying or delusional. But, for everyone else, there’s this – with many thanks to C. S. Lewis…

 

“Logic!” said the Professor half to himself. “Why don’t they teach logic at these schools? There are only three possibilities. Either your sister is telling lies, or she is mad, or she is telling the truth. You know she doesn’t tell lies and it is obvious that she is not mad. For the moment then and unless any further evidence turns up, we must assume that she is telling the truth.”

…”But what are we to do?” said Susan. She felt that the conversation was beginning to get off the point.

   “My dear young lady,” said the Professor, suddenly looking up with a very sharp expression at both of them, “there is one plan which no one has yet suggested and which is well worth trying.”

    “What’s that?” said Susan.

“We might all try minding our own business,” said he. And that was the end of that conversation.

 

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