The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

May 24, 2007

Thoughts are...

And as such, this could take a while...

I'm disappearing into my closet for a spell, visiting all the strange and wondrous characters from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
If you're in Narnia, maybe I'll see you there.


  1. enjoy your sojourn into narnia w.w. - and do please give my regards to ramandu for me while you're there.
    i'll miss you!

  2. I didn't know that you were OUT of the closet?

  3. If it weren't for Dale updates, I'd probably not be blogging much either.

    I hope you have a good blogcation.

  4. Angel:

    Will do! (*Runs off to try to remember who Ramandu is*)


    I assumed you would be, my dear. I'd better watch out for a witch, a very good witch.


    I am NOW!!


    I figure my vacation is just from posting for a bit, hopefully not from commenting...

    And you're doing a marvellous job with Dale...:-)

  5. I just recently finished re-reading that series myself - by "recently" I mean about 2 weeks ago. I love those books. I also love the Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander - similar genre and target age bracket.

    By the way, isn't Ramandu the fallen star near the Eastern end of the world?

    "Further in and higher up!"

    "What do they teach them in school these days?"

    ... and other memorable quotes :) Ahhh it takes me back!

  6. Stace:

    Wow! I've never read the entire series even once and you've read it twice!

    No, I'm a TV guy, primarily. Bought my kids the tape when they were kids and we watched the cartoon version over and over...

    Then I bought them the kids' book version, then I watched the latest remake, it was great...

    I really should read the series...I'm also a Harry Potter fan...

    And I defer to you on what is or isn't Ramandu, Stace.

  7. OK, have a good time in your closet :-) See you when you get out again. If you get too lonely, write !
    I read your post on breaking up, I have no comments on it, it is a most complex matter and I appreciate your highlights and your putting of things in perspective.

  8. teeheee... did you find him? he didn't have a major part, but his story fascinated me!

  9. I love kids books, if you get a chance read a book called the Phantom Tollbooth, by NOrton JUster. One of the funniest books i have ever read, fun of wholesome fun.

  10. Hildegarde:

    My closet has a special door to other blogs, so I'll be visiting, not disappearing completely.

    I just want a break from posting myself is all, and I haven't been able to both post myself and get around to others.

    Silence on the breaking up post, or any other, is just fine. I appreciate the visit, though.


    No, I'll google ramandu now...(*Runs away, realizing he didn't do what he said he'd do*)

  11. Angel:

    I don't remember Ramandu at all! This is what Wikipedia says:

    "Once a star, he grew too old and descended to the island at the beginning of the end of the world where he lived for some time with his daughter (unnamed and of uncertain parentage, but later the wife of Caspian X and Queen of Narnia).

    Each morning they would emerge from their home to sing a song during the length of dawn, perhaps causing the sun to rise. Then, a mass of white birds would fly out from "the valleys of the sun" and settle all over the island.

    One bird would carry a fire-berry, which it would place in Ramandu's mouth. Each time Ramandu ate a fire-berry he would grow younger, until he was an infant, when he was to become a star again."

    So I don't have a clue. I gather he's a character somewhere else in the Chronicles of Narnia, which I gather I now must read...


    Thanks Mate! I'll see if I can find it...

  12. Anonymous5:04 p.m.

    Aww take care! Love Narnia-I am reading it to my 10 year old at the moment!


  13. well enjoy your break. i liked narnia but i think i'd much rather go to hogwarts. just a little over a month till book 7!

  14. dun gooooooo :(


  15. Laura:

    Thanks, will do. :-)


    I'm a Hogwarts fan myself. My daughter, a true Harry Potter lover, was re-reading one of the books all weekend...


    You sounded a lot like Mr. Bill with that comment...(*Runs away laughing*)

  16. Wonderful! How does it feel out of the closet?

    If I get positive response, I will get out too.


  17. Gautami:

    Ha! No, I didn't come OUT of the closet! I went inside it and came out the other side, in Narnia!

    Are you familiar with the story by C.S. Lewis?

    I am, for the moment, in a place of adventure and mythical creatures, a place from where I am too busy to do blog posts.

    But I can visit others' blogs, and I will visit yours today...and find out what closet you've been hiding in, then!

  18. Hi! I just found you today and now you are taking a break! -- but that's cool. I'm linking you to my blog and I can read your earlier posts! Enjoy your time off and do fun and nurturing things for yourself! Narnia sounds pretty good. And I like Hogwarts too. And thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such incredibly kind comments!

  19. Regarding "Narnia" must begin with "The Magician's Nephew" as this will set it for you.
    Last year, I read "Lion, Witch and Wardrobe" to two classes, devising a "fun" quizz when I finished. Most of the kids had seen the movie and one girl had toured the set. All the same, they loved having a story read to them .
    (By the way, if you turn South at the lamp post in the woods you'll gett to my place!)

  20. How long is this gonna take?

    Do I have time for a nap?

    *dozes off*

  21. Clare:

    I've linked you too, and thanks. I seem to periodically need breaks, if only to visit others when my mind is blank (which is most of the time!)


    Thanks, I'll set out to find the books. And you'd be one heck of a long way south of the lamp post!


    Yeah, go for a snooze. I'll wake you when I awaken...

  22. What? You still in that closet? Come out. The real world needs you.

    BTW, I love CS LEWIS. Harry Potter etc etc. All children's fiction make great reads.

    I have to balance it out with studies of Physics!

  23. Twice??? WW, over the years I must have read the Narnia books a gadzillion times, and I don't even know how many that is!

  24. Gautami:

    Well why not pen a book of poems that combine the fantasy genre and physics, set in ancient India?


    Holy CS Lewis! A gadzillion is billions and billions of jaw-dropping gadzooks, I believe.


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