Date : December 1st, 2011
It’s always winter and never Christmas. Would this lament bother you? This is the complaint of the fictional Narnians under the rule of C.S. Lewis’s White Witch. It may not bother you to have winter without Christmas.
I’m currently reading The Soul of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Gene Veith after I finished reading Laura Miller’s The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia. You may be contemplating the winter holidays now that it is the first of December.
Did you notice that C.S. Lewis is anti-school throughout his Narnia series just as Roald Dahl was in his autobiography, Boy? The British school system seemed horrid to these two writers of beloved children’s books such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Matilda. In constrast, another British writer, J.K. Rowling is pro-school in her thrilling invention of Hogwarts.
Though you may have ambivalent feelings towards Christmas, undoubtedly Oxford pendant lamps by Hinkley Outdoor Lighting will make you envision the less controversial conventions of winter holidays. This traditional outdoor hanging lighting fixture may make you long for a visit to Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaelogy. I am most interested in the 1715 Stradivarius violin kept there. Hinkley Outdoor Lighting references the 11th century federation of colleges, Oxford. Do you think of the Castle Mill Stream and the Oxford Rail Station when you look at this hanging light? I do.