incandescent.

the eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.

Good Friday…
“Lucy and Susan held their breaths waiting for Aslan’s roar and his spring upon his enemies. But it never came.

"Oh, how can they?" said Lucy, tears streaming down her cheeks. "The brutes, the brutes!" for now that the first shock was over the shorn face of Aslan looked to her braver, and more beautiful, and more patient than ever.

The Witch bared her arms as she had bared them the previous night when it had been Edmund instead of Aslan…”And now, who has won? Fool, did you think that by all this you would save the human traitor? Now I will kill you instead of him as our pact was and so the Deep Magic will be appeased.”

The children did not see the actual moment of the killing. They couldn’t bear to look and had covered their eyes.

As soon as the wood was silent again Susan and Lucy crept out onto the open hill-top. The moon was getting low and thin clouds were passing across her, but still they could see the shape of the Lion lying dead in his bonds. And down they both knelt in the wet grass and kissed his cold face and stroked his beautiful fur - what was left of it - and cried till they could cry no more. And then they looked at each other and held each other’s hands for mere loneliness and cried again; and then again were silent.

I hope no one who reads this book has been quite as miserable as Susan and Lucy were that night; but if you have been - if you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you - you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again.”

—C.S. Lewis- The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe 

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