Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: A Project or Hobby of Mine Inspired By a Book

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You all might laugh and shake your heads when you read this response. I don’t like to assume that everyone is familiar with the same stories or genres, so I’ll explain my answer a bit for anyone who needs it.

a closet filled with shirts and coatsIn an early scene of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, one of the main characters is a young girl who has just been sent to a strange, old house far away from home to protect her and her siblings from the bombing of England that occurred during World War II.

While playing hide-and-go seek in that house, she ends up in a closet that doesn’t have a back wall to it. Instead, she pushes through the many winter coats stored in it to discover there’s a mysterious  snowy forest behind them. That scene was pure magic to me when I first read it in elementary school.

I may be a rational adult now, but I still reach out and touch the back of every unfamiliar closet I use just in case there’s something back there other than the usual particle board.

29 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: A Project or Hobby of Mine Inspired By a Book

  1. LOL! I’m the same way…and I’m ever hopeful I will find something one day. I spent my life wishing for an adventure like I read about in books. Hasn’t happened yet, but there’s still time 🙂

    I haven’t got a post up (yet), but wanted to stop by and comment on yours.

  2. As a young boy we lived in a 2 story house in the country. My discovery of a passageway from my parents bedroom to another bedroom/storage room was my favorite memory there. It was located in their closet just as you described and it fueled my imagination that there were hidden rooms and passages behind all the walls. I even told a friend that visited of such imaginary places. When he was doubting me I showed him the one in my parents closet. I think I told him there were others but for some reason the rest were boarded up now.

  3. OMG! I still do the same, too! You are not alone, Lydia! The first time I explored a closet was my mom’s. I recall pushing aside all her clothes and pressing my hands against the wall and praying it would open. I so enjoyed your post.

  4. My uncle left a bit of wall unfinished so that he could have a secret passage between the closets of two rooms in his house; I’ve always wanted to set up something like that myself.

  5. Narnia is wonderful! That’s a beautiful memory. I used to hope every new house I went in had something magical.

  6. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is an absolute classic! The entire Narnia series
    is special. I think that’s wonderful you still feel that way about wardrobes. Isn’t it lovely how something magical from our childhood can linger like that.

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