Friday, April 1, 2016

A: ASLAN

Long before the Chronicles of Narnia became a block buster film, I discovered the magical world of "The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe." Yes, it was the lion that stirred my imagination the most. In addition to the extensive collection of books we had at home (everyone loved to read, specially my grandfather who introduced me to many worlds... more about that later) my mother was the Librarian at school. So there never was a shortage of books in the house. And my Mom kept bringing us new things to try. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was my first C.S. Lewis....

“I was the lion who forced you to join with Aravis. I was the cat who comforted you among the houses of the dead. I was the lion who drove the jackals from you while you slept. I was the lion who gave the horses the new strength of fear for the last mill so that you should reach King Lune in time. And I was the lion you do not remember who pushed the boat in which you lay, a child near death, so that it came to shore where a man sat, wakeful at midnight, to receive you.” 
 
C.S. Lewis

19 comments:

  1. Very Nice Post...

    Welcome in the letter "A"... thank you!
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  2. A for Aslan is awesome - but isn't that paragraph from 'The Horse and his Boy' and not 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'? Or am I misremembering?

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    1. Yup, but this is about Aslan the lion. Not just one book in the Narnia Chronicles... so I get to pick! :) ;)

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  3. I first saw The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as the 70s cartoon and immediately wanted to read the book. Aslan is a brilliant character.
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    1. Yes, I know what you mean. You have a great blog too. I just couldn't find the comment link so I sent you a contact mail. I love Banquo too!

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  4. I love the imagery of the Lion. He is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Aslan is one of my favourite literary characters from childhood as well. :)

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  6. I loved The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, and Aslan is certainly a memorable children's book character.

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  7. I loved The Chronicles of Narnia as a kid! Great post. Good luck on the A-Z Challenge.
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  8. Hi Ipsita, I'm a new follower. You've got one of the more interesting themes for the A-Z Challenge that I've seen so far! Fictional friends from literature have been important in my life too and I'm interested in seeing who you're going to feature here this month!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you enjoy the ride!

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  9. Great idea for the A-Z challenge! A great part of the joy of reading is falling in love with memorable characters. I look forward to seeing who else you chose to nominate :)

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  11. I remember my first read through of the series and never knowing when Aslan would reveal himself next!

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