Tessering through the wardrobe

C.S. Lewis and Madeleine D’Engel were both born on November 29. In some ways it is hard to believe that this is a coincidence.

Both created memorable fantasy worlds that have been beloved by children for generations. And in both cases, those worlds had a very strong spiritual component.

To my young mind, there were two great ways to get from here to there: You could either crawl through the back of a wardrobe or you could tesser.

Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against tornadoes, platforms 9 3/4, or dilithium crystal powered transporters. Those are all fine in their way.

But as for me, just give me an old fashioned British dresser or a mathematical metaphor of four dimensions in a folded handkerchief.
Those are all I need to travel to worlds unknown.

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