Well, life isn’t really rose petals and sunshine…but at least I think things have shifted from what they were yesterday. I feel simultaneously a little deader inside…and also a bit like I would like to listen to irritating pop music and play games and write overly cheery letters. The end result is, of course, horrifying to picture…so I’ll leave off describing it and let you imagine what you will.
I did not get dressed until after seven pm today. Am I a little depressed? Possibly…but I did at least do a few things.
– Called the individual I’d been quarreling with and…discussed things. I think I’ve ruined their perception of me, and that makes me feel ill…but that doesn’t mean I didn’t at least try and do something about it.
– Read some more of the book I’m working through. It’s taking me FOREVER.
– Chased Lemony all around the kitchen. She’s funny when she’s sleepy. She has this kind of “talking” noise that she makes, too…I ought to teach her to speak human and pay my college debts by way of my sister’s talking dog.
– Finished my clothing wish lists and sent them to Mum, since she said she’d maybe get some clothes for me.
– Made a sandwich with too much onion. It made my gums feel weird.
– Played eight games of “Robot Unicorn Attack” and listened to the Erasure song, “Always” a dozen times.
– Applied for a job at the library and wrote a cover letter that seemed both slightly presumptuous and a little too cheerful about wanting to be a Library Aide/Shelver.
– Took care of my Xanga messages…and left my emails, which I haven’t responded to in weeks…I ought to get to them in the next few days or be punished somehow.
Have plenty that I need to try and do tomorrow though, so I guess I’ll have to try and come back from the land of self-loathing and make myself useful.
Here is a book review.
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis
Narnia is a magical land, populated by talking animals and mythical creatures. Although this world is set apart from our own, it sometimes gets visitors in the form of small English children. You may even have heard of the four Pevensie children, Lucy, Susan, Edmund, and Peter, who came to Narnia through an old, magical wardrobe, and how, with the help of the Lion, they defeated the White Witch…
I did not enjoy this book when I was nine, and I’ve also found I didn’t like it any better at twenty-two.
I feel like this story is pretty good, but I just hate the lack of detail and that it is a children’s book written in the 50’s, so we get Lewis actually breaking the narrative all over to tell us that he can’t tell us, for instance, about the monsters in the White Witch’s army because if he did, grown-ups wouldn’t allow us to read the book at all.
I mean, what is one to do with that???
I also still dislike the parallel between Aslan and Jesus, because Aslan in this book still doesn’t quite resemble what my experience of Jesus has been like…but that’s a poor reason for me to tell you not to read this book.
A better reason for why I didn’t like The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is that supposedly the White Witch is the same as the Queen Jadis that the children unwittingly brought to Narnia in The Magician’s Nephew. Now, I have trouble believing that because the White Witch is supposedly descended from the mythological Lilith (she is described as being Adam’s wife before Eve) and a Jinn (like…a genie), but Jadis was the queen of a post-apocalyptic world where she was descended from a line of kings and queens that had begun as very good, kind people, and degenerated into the evil Jadis, the very last person on her planet. I have very much trouble believing they are supposed to be the same, but one could suppose that the Narnians just didn’t know any better about the Witch, since she had been queen for hundreds of years before Lucy wandered into Narnia.
I’m also quite curious about what happened to the apple tree from the first story, and why it didn’t keep Jadis at bay like it was supposed to…and also about what happened to Frank the cabbie and his wife. In the first story, they are supposed to be the king and queen of Narnia, and so are their descendents…but where did they all go? It’s quite a mystery to me.
So yeah, I don’t like this story because it clashes on many points with the first one, but I know it’s the most popular book in the Narnia series, so I still feel sure that if you read any of the books, it will likely be this one.