I was all set to rail against the government scarfing up tens of millions of Americans’ private phone, email, and Facebook records–but Sen. Dianne Feinstein has like totally set my mind at ease about that. She says they do this in case someone might become a terrorist in the future. Well, now I feel a lot better. Don’t you?
While our country melts into a boiling mass of corruption, I’ve just reread The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first of C.S. Lewis‘ Chronicles of Narnia (the first one he wrote, I mean). It’s good to get away for a little while, when I lie down in bed.
Every time I read the chronicles, I stand in awe of Lewis’ technique. He makes it look so easy, you just might fail to notice it. The story just flows; and in one paragraph, without even a hint of skimping on the details, he gets more action done than any other writer can accomplish in two or three whole pages. For me, looking at it with the eye of a writer, it looks like magic! All of this stuff happens, or a character is introduced and you learn to know everything about him that you need to know–and yet only a few sentences have gone by. And yet, incredibly, nothing has been left out, either. Pure wizardry!
It’s so simple, any reasonably intelligent child can read it and enjoy it. It’s so deep, any receptive adult can dive into it headfirst without having to worry about cracking his skull on the bottom.
The fact that it was written in Christ’s service doesn’t hurt it, either.