I recently read C.S. Lewis’ essay “Talking about Bicycles” because of a lecture I watched from JonMarc Grodi.
In it he talks about four ages in regards to riding a bike, The Un-enchanted Age, the Enchanted Age, the Disenchanted Age, and the Re-enchanted Age.
This is such an excellent metaphorical framework for thinking about some things. I think of it in terms of the life of faith and moving beyond initial enthusiasm of enchantment and giving yourself opportunities for re-enchantment. That it can be expected to have periods of disenchantment and that we need to know ourselves here.
I really like how Lewis uses this framework as a tool for discernment. To identify, as far as you can, what age a writer is currently in to put into context what he has to say.