“In your world I have another name… you must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that knowing me here for a little, you may better know me there.” –Aslan (C. S. Lewis)
I consider C. S. Lewis when he wrote the Chronicles of Narnia. The imagination required to think up a whole other world full of fantasy creatures and adventure and deep magic, all the while holding onto numerous biblical references. How incredible! But I’ll let his words speak for themselves. 🙂
“Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things – trees and grass and sun and moon and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that’s a funny thing, when you come to think of it: we’re just babies, making up a game, if you’re right. But four babies playing a game can make a ‘play-world’ that licks your real world hollow. 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 much like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia. Not that our lives will be very long, as I should think; but that’s a small loss if the world’s as dull a place as you say.”
C. S. Lewis was truly gifted with his words and his imagination and he put his gifts to excellent use.
To think that all of us have some unique gift/talent belonging only to us, and so few of us put it to good use. What will you do with yours?
“Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.” –C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.