Lamppost in a Snowy Wood

Illustration by Pauline Baynes
Illustration by Pauline Baynes

It will not go out of my mind that if we pass this post and lantern, either we shall find strange adventures or else some great changes of our fortunes.

―Lucy Pevensie in C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

[This is a great moment in literature. A scene of common elements — a lamppost in a snowy wood — becomes a threshold to an “other” place. Even now. —C.M.H.]