January 29, 2007

The Last Battle

So, I've been listening to "The Last Battle" to finish up my re-reading of the Chronicles of Narnia...ooooh its been soooo good!!

I mean, the last paragraph...well, its just beautiful!

"There was a real railway accident," said Aslan softly, "Your father and mother and all of you are-as you used to call it in the Shadowlands-dead." The term is over: the holidays have begun.
The dream is ended: this is the morning."

And as He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion, but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beauitful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories and we can most truly say that they lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginnging Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.

Now THAT is the way to end a book! Or should I say...begin?

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