Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time. ~ C.S. Lewis
Amphibians, not quite fish and not quite reptiles. They start out in the water and, in adulthood, usually live on land. This double life is also at the root of their name, amphibian, which is derived from the Greek prefix amphi- means “both,” or “double,” and the Greek word bios means “life.”
Lewis says we are amphibians, in a different sort of way. We, too, have a double life. We start out in this world and end up in the eternal one.
Today is my birthday.
Amphibian that I am, I love this land but long for my home.