''This is the land of Narnia,' said the Faun, 'where we are now; all that lies between the lamp post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the eastern sea.' ~ C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia
Earlier this evening I felt drawn to pull out my DVD of the Narnia movie. After the last few days being busy with Christmas festivities, it seemed a perfect way to relax by the fireplace and still keep the feeling of the season.
Then, just a little while ago, as I'm about to retire for the night, I opened the front door to find myself staring out into the world of Narnia itself... right here in my own neighbourhood. It's been snowing without my knowing it and my world has turned into a winter wonderland.
How fortuitous, then, to find this cozy lamp post in my collection of graphics and pictures, for if you know the movie, you'll see how similar it is to the one in the movie.
How's that for art and story melting into one's life ... in real time and experience?
There seems to be something magical about it. And I realize my heart still longs for that which some will tell us is 'impossible' in this world..... and I'm grateful for people like C.S. Lewis who are able to take their own longings and turn them into something many of us connect to, not with our minds, but with our hearts and imagination.
I love little Lucy. For her tender age, she
(Yawn)...Time to withdraw and find my bed. On that note, here's wishing you dreams that are pure and sweet.
Graphic source: Glitter Graphics