Tuesday, March 7, 2017
I'm once more reading the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Today I finished The Last Battle, but I want to read more and wish the story would go on forever. I hope this passage inspires you. It is the final passage of the final chapter of the final book in the series:
Then Aslan turned to them and said: "You do not look so happy as I mean you to be."
Lucy said, "We're so afraid of being sent away, Aslan. And you have sent us back into our own world so often."
"No fear of that," said Aslan, "have you not guessed"
Their hearts leaped and a wild hope rose within them.
"There was a railway accident," said Aslan softly. "Your father and mother and all of you are - as you used to call it in the Shadow-Lands - 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 beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has ever read: which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before.
- (C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle)