Old Enough for Fairy Tales…


Since the new Chronicles of Narnia movie is due out at Christmas time, I thought I’d do a little “refresher” reading. (Just an aside: It’ll be very interesting to see what the Disney people do about Aslan.)

So anyway, I pulled out and dusted off the old paperback editions and started digging in. Book 1, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe starts with C.S. Lewis’s “dedication” to Lucy Barfield, his goddaughter. And it includes these great words…

I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker that books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

I hope I never get “too old for fairy tales.” I hope I never lose the sense of wonder in great stories – especially the true ones. I hope I always know what it means to share that wonder wherever I go.