My friend Kevin and I explored Oakland yesterday sharing dating stories, walking my dog Max and discussing life’s adventures. I considered what it was like to fall in love for the first time. Kev and I agreed that you can forget the wonder and almost mystical experience of losing yourself to the experience.
It is like finding Narnia. For many, once we read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe our imaginations took off. We wanted to find that door, walk past the lamp post and find ourselves in Cair Paravel.
Euphoria, energy, sleeplessness, and focused attention on one person. So that is my goal. Find Narnia.
One question I still have is do is around soul mates and whether they exist. That I don’t know. But I am willing to jump in the pool with all my clothes on and find out.
I close this blog post with the dedication that C.S. Lewis began his Chronicles of Narnia with.
“My Dear Lucy,
I wrote this for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again…”
People grow up. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t any hope for us finding Narnia.