- C.S. Lewis
"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."
- C.S. Lewis
“It is all a dream,” said the Witch, always thrumming. . . “There is no Narnia, no Overworld, no sky, no sun, no Aslan.”
“One word, Ma’am,” [Puddleglum] said. . . “Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things. . . Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. . . That’s why I’m going to stand by the play-world. I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.”
C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair
Like a fog that silently creeps over the hills and settles over the town resting on its hillside, so does evil’s long wispy fingers of sleep and death reach out to grasp its prey. The haze closes in on you until you can’t find your way out.
But there is hope, for just before Puddleglum made this bold statement, he put his hand in the fire. The searing pain jolted him awake from the Witch’s deceptive lullaby.
Surrounding every one of Aslan’s Warriors, is such a battle. To contest this, requires a boldness and an alertness that must be fought for. Every man, woman and child that fights is a Warrior of Aslan’s.
Oh to be a true Narnian. To enter the Wardrobe and never have to leave. To run where talking creatures run and fly. Where time stands still, and greatness is the true test of time. Where romance and adventure take flight. But with the adventure comes a great and terrible battle; a cause that all true Narnians must defend. There will be blood, there will be tears, but in the end there will be sweet victory.
For every hand burnt in the fire, there is a hero. For often, to see past the “skin of this world,” and to walk into the Wardrobe is a course marked with the sweetness of pain. Where does life’s journey take you next? I dare say, I hope it is into the Wardrobe.
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It’s the iPod shuffle game!
Use the iPod Shuffle Game to answer the following questions about yourself. This is how it works. Hit shuffle on your iPod to answer each of the 20 questions/statements. The key is not to cheat, and just go with the song chosen. Let me know what your answers are!
Here we go!
1. How would you describe your personality? Hey There, Harry Connick Jr.
2. What’s your motto? All I Ask of You, Andrew Lloyd Webber
3. What do you want to be when you grow up? Sue Me, from Guys and Dolls
4. What was High School like? A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Ilene Woods
5. What is the best thing about me? It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right, Michael Johns
6. What is my best friend’s theme song? Theme from Harry Potter, Jack Dorsey Orchestra
7. What is my communication style? Your Song, from Moulin Rouge
8. When I fight, what is the usual reason? Cupid, Amy Winehouse
9. How do I make up after a fight? Please Be Kind, Frank Sinatra
10. What is the most challenging aspect of relationships? One Fine Day, The Carpenters
11. My most romantic conversations always start with the word(s)... We Swim Together, from Finding
Nemo the Musical
12. My friends know I’m in love when I say…. The Plume’s Nom Is Casanoval, from Casanova
13. What emotion do I most often evoke in others? Cooties, Aimee Allen from Hairspray
14. What is my secret to strong relationships? One, Finale song from A Chorus Line
15. How do I feel about my current vocation/job? Can’t Buy Me Love, Michael Buble’
16. The soundtrack to my Honeymoon was/would be… Come So Far (Got So Far to Go), from Hairspray
17. Working alone in a room full of two year olds is… Just One of Those Things, Diana Krall
18. What is your biggest secret? In the Misty Moonlight, Dean Martin
19. What do you like in a guy/girl? Sway, Dean Martin
20. What is good advice you would like to give others? Once and For All, from Newsies