Spring Has Sprung!
Posted March 21, 2012on:
Though yesterday’s calendar indicated it was the first day of spring, our neck of the woods (or desert, depending which side of the mountain you’re on) was hit by a cold wind and snow. But today is much nicer. We have a hint of sunshine; plus, crocuses and daffodils have begun to color our neighborhood.
Spring not only brings relief from long, drab winter months, but it’s also a time of renewal and re-creation, which reminds me of the original creation. In the beginning, God made the heavens and the earth. And the flowers, trees and grass, and so much more.
The creation audio/visual that C.S. Lewis provides in The Magician’s Nephew is one I’ve remembered since I first read the book years ago. “In the darkness something was happening at last. A voice had begun to sing.” Later: “The Lion was pacing to and fro about that empty land and singing his new song … a gentle, rippling music. …As he walked and sang, the valley grew green with grass. It spread out from the Lion like a pool [and] ran up the sides of the little hills like a wave.”
There’s so much more to Lewis’s version of creation, from the making of stars to formation of the earth and filling it with good things. If you need inspiration for describing a setting or just want to get into the mood for spring, pick up a copy of Book 6 in the Chronicles of Narnia, “The Magician’s Nephew.”