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Monday, December 28, 2020

Feeling the Magic

At Tomales Bay with Scott
Marin County, Northern California

“Do not look sad. We shall meet soon again.” “Please, Aslan”, said Lucy,”what do you call soon?”
“I call all times soon” said Aslan; and instantly he was vanished away.”
― C.S. Lewis

 

Last night, I fell asleep listening to the music from the Chronicles of Narnia. When I was a kid first reading the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, I remember the tears streaming down my face when Aslan the Lion was bound to the stone table. I loved that lion so much, it was probably one of the first times my heart felt a crack in it, a sorrow.

This morning, I am feeling the magic again, a knowing and a truth, that life does not end here. This is not the final chapter of Scott's story, my story, our story together. I am ready for the path to unfold wherever it leads me.

“But, first, remember, remember, remember the signs. Say them to yourself when you wake in the morning and when you lie down at night, and when you wake in the middle of the night. And whatever strange things may happen to you, let nothing turn your mind from following the signs. And secondly, I give you a warning. Here on the mountain I have spoken to you clearly: I will not often do so down in Narnia. Here on the mountain, the air is clear and your mind is clear; as you drop down into Narnia, the air will thicken. Take great care that it does not confuse your mind. And the signs which you have learned here will not look at all as you expect them to look, when you meet them there. That is why it is so important to know them by heart and pay no attention to appearances. Remember the signs and believe the signs. Nothing else matters.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

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