I wrote 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.”
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
A dear church friend mentioned that "the woods outside the sanctuary looked like we might have 'stepped through the wardrobe'" on Sunday morn and she was right! Her comment made me think that perhaps a little Aslan would be a good way to start Great Lent this year, so the children and I spent hours listening to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe yesterday and today as we sat by the fire. I think that we may have stumbled upon a new Lenten tradition! Thank you, dear Katherine!
I wish that I had gotten out to take photographs before Liturgy. There was still a great deal of snow on the ground, it was raining, and fog had rolled in (what a combination!). The fog drifted back in during the late afternoon and so I hot-footed it out to capture some of the beauty just before Forgiveness Vespers. We are blessed to live in such a glorious place.