Thursday, December 08, 2005

Clive's Creation.

I started reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe last night. I read about twenty more pages this morning, and I'm sure I'll read more tonight. I really like it! I remember the movie (go BBC!) from when I was younger- I loved the idea of Turkish Delight; it's funny how I still have the same feeling about the images that I read now as I did when I saw them as a younger child.

I still am a child though.

If you haven't read it, I'd recommend it. It is about 200 pages, and that is WITH illustrations- and there are probably 100 works per pages- NOT a tough read. And you can get your hands on it for cheapsies.

Here is the dedication ol' Clive Staples places at the beginning:

To Lucy Barfield

My Dear Lucy,
I write this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say, but I shall still be
your affectionate Godfather,
C. S. Lewis

3 comments:

Mel said...

What an AMAZING godfather to have.

He's so eloquent and his words are so beautiful.

One day - My Claire-Bear. I will write you a book. It might be called "Now & Forever" and might be fan fiction - but one day...

Kim-Kim said...

I remember reading that book and thinking what a vivid image I got from the description of Turkish Delight, how weird! I am hoping to get to see the movie soon, my brother's "girlfriend" told me it was quite good.
Hey when should we plan to get the girls together for the gift exchange?

Mel said...

Sorry, just had to add..

I don't think we should have a specfic "girl's get together" to exchange gifts because guess what? Melissa wouldn't be there because she's not involved in the exchange part...

I'm not bitter. Just convinced the exchange was rigged, anyone else?