Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Spare Oom and War Drobe

Cozy winter days with lots of snow always remind me of Narnia and of Lucy stepping out of the wardrobe and into the snow...

"Next moment she found that what was rubbing against her face and hands was no longer soft fur but something hard and rough and even prickly. "Why, it is just like branches of tree!" exclaimed Lucy. And then she saw that there was a light ahead of her; not a few inches away where the back of the wardrobe ought to have been, but a long way off. Something cold and soft was falling on her. A moment later she found that she was standing in the middle of a wood at night-time with snow under her feet and snowflakes falling through the air.
...She began to walk forward, crunch-crunch over the snow and through the wood toward the other light. In about ten minutes she reached it and found that it was a lamp-post."
~ from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

I am thankful for an understanding brother who knew that I would not want to start my own home without Narnia, and therefore bought me the complete set that I could take with me when I got married! Love you, W!

(I have discovered that the only problem with warming my coffee up on top of the woodstove is that, although the drink itself gets nice and warm and perfect for drinking, the cup gets too hot to touch with my mouth...I guess I'll pour it into another cup!)


Karrie Diggs said...

okay, now I am teary-eyed. How precious is that! What a brother!
And I am in total agreement with Narnia's beauty and perfection on a snowy day. I am so glad you have that simple yet profound blessing in your life Katya.
I love you.

Katya said...

W is the best...he understands what it means to me. Narnia. Not that it's exactly allegorical, but it reminds you of the Real Thing. A smell of something on the breeze or a taste of something sweet and familiar. I love it. "Catching a glimpse of Aslan's mane"--I love it that Chris Rice understands too!