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The lamp post where Lucy meets Mr Tumnus, in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", by C. S. Lewis.

The lamp post where Lucy meets Mr Tumnus, in “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”, by C. S. Lewis.

One more sleep! (You must click on that link; it’s the best Christmas Eve song I’ve ever heard. Warning: contains Muppets.

I chose the lamp post from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as today’s source of light primarily because it’s tied into many of my childhood memories of Christmas. En route to the nearest big town, there is a wood which has a lamp post on its edge. When we had snow in the winter (sadly not this year, by the looks of things), and drove past the wood, it was my Narnia. It’s the light that beckons you on, into adventure and the unknown; it’s full of promise and opportunity. It is that light which draws Lucy through the wardrobe door and into that wonderful, scary world. I bet I’m not the only child who constantly checked the backs of wardrobes to see if any new worlds lurked in there. (more…)

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