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the magician’s nephew…

i have been reading The Chronicles of Narnia to my kids.  we read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe first…then we realized that c.s. lewis wanted them read in a different order then the one he wrote them in.  he wanted The Magician’s Nephew to be read first…so we read that one next.

i have really been moved by the 2 books we’ve read.  they are so beautiful and contain such truth in them…deep truth and beauty.  so far The Magician’s Nephew is my favorite.  i teared up this morning when we read the last two chapters.  i explained to my children that some people cry when they are touched…when something is so beautiful to them, it moves them to tears…this moved me to tears…

“Both the children were looking up into the Lion’s face as he spoke these words.  And all at once (they never knew exactly how it happened) the face seemed to be a sea of tossing gold in which they were floating, and such a sweetness and power rolled about them and over them and entered them that they felt they had never really been happy or wise or good, or even alive and awake, before.  And that memory of that moment stayed with them always, so that as long as they both lived, if ever they were sad or afraid or angry, the thought of all that golden goodness, and the feeling that it was still there, quite close, just round some corner or just behind some door, would come back and make them sure, deep down inside, that all was well.”

and that’s the truth…

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