I should go back and re-read the Narnia books. I had forgotten most of it, and all this stuff is fascinating….
I was really into C.S. Lewis when I was younger. He’s a solid contender for the title of ‘Christian Writer Who Had the Biggest Impact on My Personal Theology’. Aslan’s leitmotif from the music-accompanied audiobooks of The Chronicles of Narnia was one of the oldest tunes to be burned into my memory. I still use “hnau“ as my go-to word for “sapient creature comprehensible to humans”. My primary touchstone for Heroic Fantasy Castle isn’t Camelot; it’s Cair Paravel. My primary touchstone for Evil Snow-Themed Enchantress isn’t the Snow Queen; it’s Jadis the White Witch. You get the picture.
His work still holds something special for me, although these days being old enough to notice all the misogyny and homophobia and general Toryism does kinda take the shine off of the whole thing.
Thing is, though, for all the myriad times I read them and listened to them and…
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