Sunday, 10 May 2015

An Author, An Idea, A Story

Having attended the 2015 Alpha Global Week and Leadership Conference in London, Eva and I were able, through a combination of Air Miles and hotel and car rental points, able to add a short holiday to our time in the UK. Our first stop was Oxford, a fascinating city, with some buildings close to a thousand years old, and the many Colleges of Oxford University.

One story I found fascinating was this:

One winter evening, when a rare snowfall fell gently and covered the ground, a gentleman, an Oxford scholar, walked out of this, the side door of St Mary's Church;

which led him into this narrow laneway;
 
where he saw this door on the opposite side of the lane;

with a lion's head crest on it. Turning to his right, a few feet away he saw;

this solitary lamppost, glowing in the darkened, snow-covered laneway. The seed of a story was planted.

The story was, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe." The gentleman was C. S. Lewis.

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