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    On Nov. 22 we recall a Trifecta of Tragedy and Sorrow. Three significant persons in 1963 died within hours of each other:

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    (The first two died in obscurity.)

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C. S. Lewis

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Aldous Huxley

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John F. Kennedy (by assassination)

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      According to the philosopher Peter Kreeft, these three met and had a fascinating discussion on the way to the hereafter.

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   Here’s his book:

   Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis, & Aldous Huxley is a novel by Peter Kreeft about U.S. President John F. Kennedy and authors C. S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) meeting in Purgatory and engaging in a philosophical discussion on faith. It was inspired by the fact that all three men died on the same day: November 22, 1963.

    (Also, there was a moment of personal joy on that day¹, so–at last–here’s a footnote explaining that.)

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   ¹ It was the 50th anniversary of Frank and Vera Knapp, my grandparents. I (the writer of this post) wasn’t there for their party; rather I was in Liberia, West Africa, teaching, out of the range of television–and most news–at that time.