Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Narnia Revisited....

While I was driving past snowy fields, trees and frozen ponds in the past few days I had to think of Narnia, the land where it was always winter and never Christmas. I grew up with the *Chronicles of Narnia*, that cold and magical world where you go through the wardrobe to get to Lantern Waste, part of a frozen world where time seems to stand still. I think I wouldn't have been surprised to have been overtaken by Jadis, the White Witch of the North on her sleigh, with her gang of nasty dwarves - sorry, I know that expressions like that are not politically correct today, so let's say with her troop of vertically challenged, bearded activists - or to see the gentle Mr Tumnus out and about with his shopping basket over his arm. But no, nothing so romantic crossed my path, and I was overtaken just by the usual hell-bent lorry drivers and BMW and Mercedes drivers who believe that they have a right to push you into the ditch when they are in a hurry. Neither did I see Mr and Mrs Badger, nor talking trees and stones. But if there are any Lucys or Peters or Edmunds out there - take courage! Go through that wardrobe, find Aslan, and then Jadis will have to retire to the High North with her winter, and spring will be just around the corner.

8 comments:

  1. Beautifully written and brings back lots of memories! T

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  2. Beautiful Val - I'm afraid I missed these stories when I was growing up - I'm a "Wind in the Willows" and Enid Blyton girl!
    Sue xx

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  3. I loved those stories, too, and the *Liittle Grey Men* from BB and all the stories from Arthur Ransome and, and!

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  4. love the way you wrote that val, and I loved the stories too...

    but like sue, was more of an enid blyton girl too, (the famous five)...

    maria x

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  5. Thanks Maria, Enid Blyton was great, used to get a book from her every birthday from my Godmother.

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  6. im an enid blyton girl myself, i use to love reading her books. i love reading you blog vall, as you write such lovely stories.
    hugs gina xxxxxxx

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  7. Beautiful Val! I love The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, we did this at school and just loved it, it's just so magical!
    Suzie xxxxx :)

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  8. That's it, it's magical and seems to be real at the same time....

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