Did you ever going looking in the back of wardrobes to see if you could find a way into Narnia? I did. Frequently. I’ve stopped now…
Two unrelated posts on Face book and a friend’s blog made me pause this morning and contemplate how some stories become part of our ordinary world.
Kylie Griffin posted this you-tube video on her web page.
It seems the group responsible ‘Improve Everywhere‘ has been doing this sort of staged scene since 2001. Very funny seeing people around them more or less accept this as plausible. Of course Princess Leia and Storm Troopers may ride the NY subway on a daily basis for all I know 🙂
My niece posted a link to The Guardian in the UK (I’m a little behind as this story is over a year old..) Apparently Durham University announced in 2010 that it would be running a course as part of an Education Degree which examined the Harry Potter books and their reflection/impact on society. I had instant images of Quiddich competitions and Golden Snitches floating down the hallowed halls of Durham.
How wonderful that stories, told with so much imagination, have become accepted as plausible, believable and everyday comfortable. How many children today practice their spells, imagine their broomsticks will fly, and talk to paintings hoping to catch a glimpse of the Grey Lady? (None, I hope, go pushing trolleys into brick walls in UK train stations…)
Was there a story that captivated you? One that never quite left you alone and still, in quiet moments, you secretly believe is real?