Friday, December 09, 2005

Narnia Images In Chicagoland

"Next moment she found that what was rubbing against her face and hands was no longer soft fur but something hard and rough even prickly. "Why it is just like the branches of trees!" exclaimed Lucy. And then she saw that there was a light ahead of her; not a few inches away from 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 it was a lamp-post. . .she stood there looking at it, wondering why there was a lamp-post in the middle of a wood and wondering what to do next. . ."

C.S. Lewis, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" pg. 6 and 7

You can read Carol's review here.


Blogger Randi said...

The pictures are a great idea for today! We are going to see the movie tomorrow and we are all excited about it!

9:03 AM  
Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

I took them this morning. We had a beautiful snowfall yesterday and overnight and when I turned on the lamppost and stepped outside my front door I instantly thought of Narnia.

We will probably go see the new Harry Potter movie while everyone else is seeing Narnia (can you tell I hate crowds?) and then go see Narnia when my mom and my oldest son are here for Christmas.

I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hee hee hee! I cannot even begin to tell you of the hours I've spent in closets, pantries and wardrobes trying in vain to get through the back. . . .

We should all have Narnia parties and wear fur coats and serve Turkish Delight and talk to our pets (more than we usually do.)

1:06 PM  
Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

Oh, Allyson. I knew you would like this one. I thought of you when I was snapping the pictures. . .

3:46 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I'd prefer to wait and see it when my sister and her family get here for Christmas, (I hate crowds, too.) but my kids are relentless! I guess I'll go buy tickets a few hours before the show and see if we can dodge the throngs that way.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Pilgrim said...

What a fun idea, to run around with the camera taking movie stills. :-)

4:56 PM  
Blogger TulipGirl said...

Wow, those are cool pics. *grin*

5:36 PM  
Blogger missmellifluous said...

Usually I just read your blog, but today these pictures have compelled me to sigh and say, "That is so beautiful!"

7:48 PM  
Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

Hi Carol!

Let me know what you think. . .


I've only had the camera for a couple of months and I've found it has changed the way I look at my surroundings. Is it possible it has made me more observant?

Welcome, Miss Mellifluous!

Thank you for the kind words! I hope you'll feel at home here!

I've visited your blog and I can say the same thing about the picture of your little lion, "how beautiful!"

8:29 PM  
Blogger missmellifluous said...

He is a beautiful lion. He thinks of himself as Aslan. We just need him to crawl from my blog into your pictures and we'll really have Narnia.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A fellow Chicagoan, I was just remarking today how a certain snow-laden wood appeared to me a vision of Narnia.

I love that you thought so, too.

Great pics.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

Hi givengrace!

Welcome to my blog!

It DID look like Narnia, didn't it? Do you think we would have noticed if the movie hadn't been coming out? I do.

I think that is the way with really wonderful fantasy; the images of the place are so real and yet so fanciful that somehow, like Allyson, we long to be there and experience it for ourselves. And so we look and we see. It is another kind of hiraeth moment.

There is a woods along side the interstate in Kentucky--I'll have to ask my husband where it is, I've forgotten the exact location--that in the early morning or late evening reminded me sharply of Lothlorien. It seemed we were always driving past it in the dawn on our way home to Ohio or at dusk on our way home.

There was something "other worldly" about this perfect woods within a stone's throw of the highway. It seemed entirely separate and out of place, just as you would expect Lorien to be.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here I sit in Spare Oom...(a very messy Spare Oom...maybe that's why I can't find the lamp post! THese are going on my desktop at work! Kath

11:28 AM  

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