Friday, October 27, 2006


"...Let them have tales of the imagination, scenes laid in other lands and other times, heroic adventures, hairbreadth escapes, delicious fairy tales in which they are never roughly pulled up by the impossible--even where all is impossible, and they know it, and yet believe..." -C. Mason

Old man Winter is on the way and time is running out to play... So, a few days ago the children and I decided to spend the afternoon in 'The Secret Meadow,' a quiet place below our village surrounded by hazelnut bushes and plum trees. There is a small, enchanted forest located on the far end of the green.

As we passed through the vine-covered arbor in the apple orchard, it became apparent that we were no longer in our home country. Much to our delight, the land of Narnia lay before us. We could see the lamp post burning brightly in the wood.

It wasn't long before we met up with a Dufflepud who, in a flurry and worry, told us to hide quickly because the Telmarines were looking for those who were loyal to Aslan. King Peter bravely led the way with his silver sword.

Suddenly, an arrow whizzed over our heads; then another! Eustace ducked as Susan looked for the source. Jill felt a burning sensation in her side. An arrow had found its mark. She fell in a swoon as darkness enveloped her...

Quickly, Susan put an arrow on the string and chased our attacker. Meanwhile, King Peter was ambushed by a great black dragon. He fought bravely, destroying the foul beast; but, alas, he too, fell...

Eustace searched frantically for healing leaves. Mixing them with his spittle, he bandaged the wounded. Recovery was immediate.

Many other adventures met us that day. Finally, the sun began to set behind Mount Lonesome and reluctantly, we begin the journey back home. As we passed through the apple arbor our favorite land disappeared. Once again, the familiar hills of home came into view. It had been a good day. Knowing that we could return to our beloved Narnia whenever we wished was a comforting thought.

The End

1 comment:

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    October 27, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by Anonymous

    We read your tale at breakfast this morning. We are glad to know that you have an opening into Narnia nearby!

    --Mother Auma

    The kids' comments~

    Cornflower (5): Narnia was so cool!

    Triss (12): Where'd Susan get her arrows?

    Mariel (9): I think that is so neat that you have a little secret meadow. We have a creek. We go down to the creek on hike and bike trails.

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    October 27, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by Rebeca

    Oh, I love it! What adventures met you there!

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    October 28, 2006 - Untitled Comment

    Posted by barbieheart

    How wonderful to have a secret place where you can visit Narnia! Loved your "adventure!"

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    October 28, 2006 - cool

    Posted by Curufinwe

    cool adventures! I liked it.


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    October 30, 2006 - :-)

    Posted by Phyllis

    For this entry, I had to stay online long enough to see the photos. I loved it!

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    October 31, 2006 - Was that done by you or one of your children....

    Posted by ThreeLittleLadies

    What an awesome day! Thanks for sharing it with us!


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