You know how, when you're little, you sit and imagine the kind of house you'll have? And you know how you have those whimsical ideas that include, oh, the chocolate river from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or a tea set like The Red Queen's or a magical tollbooth like Milo's from The Phantom Tollbooth? Granted, not a lot of the things we wanted when we were wee are reasonably gettable -- it really is tricky to get down that hole to steal the Red Queen's tea things, and it's a right royal pain to clean up after that chocolate river, for instance, -- and the chocolate fountains people have at weddings?? are SO not even close -- but that's how it is when reality intersects with imagination, right?
Except, it's not. Well, it doesn't have to be. But most of us settle for Dull, and Accepted, and Typical, and Normal. The things we COULD have from childhood and imagination, we don't often have, because they're Too Much Trouble, and Hard, and not what we think we want anymore.
Unless we're Neil Gaiman.
People: I need Neil Gaiman's lamp post.
It is not fair that his backyard is part of Narnia.
I am getting a lamp post.
Yeah, yeah, fine. I am getting a back yard and a house first. Details, people, details. I am GETTING THE LAMP POST. This is all you need concern yourself with.
That is all.
The lamp post pictured is on the campus of Glasgow University. There are several others in the cloisters, that are equally as awesome and have the advantage of being in the cloisters, but it is not snowing in those shots, and The Lamppost of Narnia is ever in snow, and so this one must do.