I found the thing I hadn't even realized I was looking for. I found my wardrobe. I found the actual wardrobe that CS Lewis played in as a child. The wardrobe that his grandfather handmade and inspired the Chronicles of Narnia. For those of you who know me, know how cool this is. If you don't know me, then heres a little story.
Growing up I was (still am) stopped often to be told I look like the girl from Narnia. It had gotten to the point where in middle school I was branded the nickname Susan. I was called out in the middle of a youth group church service for it before. People I don't know will stop me and give me the phrase, “Do you know who you look like?” that I've heard a million times, and I Do. I see it. To the point I will catch a glimpse of the actress on TV and get confused for a fraction of a second until I realize its her.
I don’t think I could look like a better character/actress. The Narnia series so rich in faith and love, It is perfect. I always felt a close bond to the movie and the books and even the actors. When my dear Aunt Audrey told me that this place even existed I was way too excited. Like plotting an entire weekend trip myself to go visit this exhibit. But on our trip back to Michigan, we were able to stop and take a look…
I was giddy with excitement getting to see this and experience it. The little girl in me just wanted to twirl and live in that little moment forever. The exhibit at Wheaton College in Illinois, in the Wade center which I have shown below and it was all about C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia, which included memorabilia and cool little artifacts about C.S Lewis and his writings. His dining room table from Ireland, and his desk were also included in the collection. There was even a lot about J.R.R. Tolkien and The Lord Of The Rings. His writing desk was there as well. I took some pictures, No copyright intended, just sharing a super exciting day for me.
And a little secret… there were fur coats inside the wardrobe…