Sunday, January 22, 2012

Grateful for the Deeper Magic

"When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
― C.S. Lewis


Counting blessings


480 - being old enough for fairy tales


481 - a piano in the house


482 - Grandpa, tea, and cheese and crackers


483 - an invitation


484 - see you there





Joining Ann today

42 comments:

vicki said...

oohhhhh! can i be lucy? we had a lampost just like that in our front yard when i was a kid too.

Jodi said...

Yes, Vicki you can be Lucy. :)

Joy Lake said...

Love the photos. Such a great post. I never knew you read fairytales in hiding :P

Sara said...

C.S. Lewis - gotta love him! That is a great quote. I wonder when the next Narnia movie is coming out?

I'm grateful for a piano in the house too, and my Musician who plays it beautifully. I can't play a note myself.

amy said...

i love it. love. it. the pictures, the quote, the world of fairy tales. you make me happy.

Cheryl said...

Fariy tales and magic. That sounds like my kind of time! Along with the fireside time. Really enjoying re reading the children's books and discovering new ones. Harks back to story telling and do we really grow out of that?

Janie Fox said...

Oh that fire looks inviting. I love fairy tales too. I will accept an invitation to tea and a story please.

Southern Gal said...

I love that quote. One of the benefits of homeschooling is being able to read aloud all my favorite books (fairy tales) and enjoying them just as much or more than my kids.

I have something on my list this week that pertains to Narnia, too...

Nancy said...

The Swede and I built a house when our daughter was four, and just before we brought our son home. Having just built a house, we had no money left for furniture. We did, however, buy a piano. A house just doesn't feel like a home without a piano.

See you in Narnia. Let's have fun chasing Marsh Wiggles!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I need to play my piano more!
Can you tell me the title of the music book in your photograph, and the author, please?

Narnia magic! Fairy Tales! I'm just reading The Hobbit to my grandson from the book I read to for my nearly 30 year old son when he was eight.

Plain and Joyful Living said...

A piano is such a gift - we are praying for one for our home if that is God's will.

Val + the Girls- BK +CK said...

That is a lovely quotation Jodi :0)

Leslie said...

i accept your invitation :)

(and what a lovely set of narnia books!)

Jodi said...

Janie, any time!

Sara, I can't play a note either.:)

Jodi said...

Southern Gal, I totally agree. That's one of the benefits of homeschooling. Looking forward to your bit of Narnia.

Jodi said...

Nancy, yes, let's! And the White Stag.

Jodi said...

Kristi, it's my daughter's book. The piece is called "Looking Glass River" from Piano Adventures, level 3A.

Jodi said...

PandJLiving, I hope you do get your piano. :)

Leslie, audio books from the library. I'm on a being-read-to kick.

Jodi said...

Val, I agree. I pretty much enjoy all his quotes.

It's Just Dottie said...

I am love with magical days,nights,
books and your blog.
.Smiles, Dottie

Hana - Marmota said...

I read this essay of his just recently... I love that quote. And totally agree with it. And generally everything he has to say about "fairy tales". Sometimes a "fairy tale" is the only kind of story that can tell what is to be told.

Jodi said...

Hana, and what needs to be told. :)

Rachel said...

Love the picture of your Narnia set of books. No other literature outside of the Bible has made me so sure of my salvation as the last book in the Narnia series. Great fantasy books that point to the true reality!

Jodi said...

Rachel, I don't know if you'll read this, but anyway, I'm having trouble opening your blog comments to talk to you. This includes Amy D. and Val, and a couple others. You might want to check with Blogger to see what the problem may be. Just so you know I'm not ignoring you. :P

Misty said...

oh, what a great list of thanks!!!! i also accept.

and thanks as always for your comments over at my place. God is so good and so big--he is the truest kind of fairy tale, perhaps?

Ron and Theresa said...

For those that want a piano, go to the piano stores and ask if they have any trade ins they want to give away. I have read that they get overloaded and just want to get rid of them at times. Don't be afraid to leave your name and number.

Ron

Ron and Theresa said...

For those that want a piano, go to the piano stores and ask if they have any trade ins they want to give away. I have read that they get overloaded and just want to get rid of them at times. Don't be afraid to leave your name and number.

Ron

Beth Stone said...

#480 - Oh, yes... definitely. :o) Love the list, and love those books too.

Nancy said...

I love this post....love fairy tales, love CS Lewis, love to listen to the piano and I love snowy nights....It looks like we are on the same page, girlfriend.....

Linda said...

Lovely.

Anonymous said...

Wow!I really like the picture of the dish towel peeking out of the "wardrobe" and also the lampost. and,about the quote,I would never be ashamed to read fairytales at ten...well, I AM ten,and I read fairytales alot.My mom had a stash of books for me to read on one of our book shelves, and I looked on the shelf one day.I found a big red book that had the tittle in big letters
ANDERSON AND GRIMM.I took it down and discovered that it was a collection of alot of their stories.Soon I was in a swarm of goblins,fairies,witches,trolls,
kings and queens.It took me a very long time to read. It was amazing, and I read it every day.I still hope to read more!
Love, Audrey<3

Jodi said...

Audrey, it looks like a dish towel, doesn't it? It's a shawl, because C.S. Lewis says only silly children would shut themselves in a wardrobe. So the shawl keeps it from shutting all the way ;)

Amy said...

You make me smile:) Pure delight. I'd like to come have tea by the fireplace, hear the music, and spy the wardrobe. Honest, I think I'm old enough for fairy tales.

-t- said...

so thankful for your sharing. it's always a delight & today the magic is contagious! thank you (:

Ostriches Look Funny said...

fairy tales are the things that make sense in this world, and they give you new eyes. Pianos in the house are amazing, you've reminded me that I need to call a piano mover.

kelly said...

Love that quote. (But I have to admit, when I first started reading this post I thought it was you talking...up until the part when you became a man...doh!)

Jodi said...

Kelly, uh...yeah. I've often been mistaken for Jack ha ha

Madness and mayhem said...

Just catching up with your blog.Thank you for the one entitled Pleased.It made me think and smile.I too am a fairy tale reader.I get them out for the Grandbabies but end up reading them in bed myself.

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Emily said...

i almost got goosebumps when i saw that lamppost ending. we will see you there :)

Aqeela said...

Im also reading one thousand gifts, very inspirational,
Aqeela xx

Rosie said...

What a nice post, full of such "homey" blessings, Jodi! I especially like the "Grandpa, tea, and cheese and crackers" photo..it look just how I would imagine Mr. Tumnus' home to look :)

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