Posted by: vftmom247 | 2011/03/22

Basic prompt – what literary character would you like to bring to life?

Gee – where in the world to start?  Can I do a top 10?  Of course – it’s my blog 🙂  Interestingly enough, I wouldn’t want to meet any of my sci-fi or fantasy characters except Lucy and Morgan.  They live in their universe, and I live in mine.  It would not work to take a princess of Middle-earth or Hed out of her pages any more than it would work to take Diane Duane or Kelley Armstrong’s characters out of their universe where magic and werewolves are just facts of life.  You can see yourself in the characters in little chocolate-chip bits, but to bring them to life would mixing oil and water to a certain extent.

Thus, in no particular order except one:

10) Juliet – just so I can sit her down and tell her that no guy is worth killing yourself over.

2) Adam Swann from Delderfield’s God is an Englishman, Theirs Was The Kingdom, and Give Us the Day.

3) Elizabeth Bennett – Pride and Prejudice – c’mon, do I really need to explain this one?

4) Becky Miller – The Secret Life of Becky Miller.  Becky is a character who I’d love to go out for margaritas with – another harried Christian mom and wife who is just trying to hold onto her sanity.

5) Phillipa Somerville Lymond of Dorothy Dunnet’s Lymond Chronicles because of her acerbic wit, common-sense, and intelligence.

6) Morgan Le Fay – but the one from The Mists of Avalon only, because she is (in that book) such a pivotal point in the Arthurian saga and in the switch from pagan England to Christianity.  Her conflict would be incredibly interesting to talk about.

7 and 8) Speaking of religion – I would dearly love to meet Mary and Martha, Lazarus’ sisters.  Yes, I know they are not literary characters, but I would love to sit down with them to hear about their life, and their first-hand   knowledge of Jesus.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to talk to someone who had met Him in the flesh, and knew all about the human side of Him?

9) Lucy Pevensie from the Narnia chronicles – but that is partly because she reminds me so much of my beautiful, wonderful, inspiring daughter.  Aslan – I talk to him in church, prayers, soccer games, and life all the time under a different name.

1) This is the number one (and non-literary) choice for me – I would love to meet Mary of Nazareth face-to-face.  She is with me in my prayers, day-to-day life, and thoughts.  She is the one who reminds her son that mothers need an extra dose of patience sometimes, and that we moms could use a Breath of Heaven wafting over us to remind us that our children are entrusted to us, that they (and we) make mistakes, and that we need to forgive our children (and others) for their trespasses the same way God forgives us.  Mary is my  role model because of her humility, and willingness to let God do with her what He would.  She didn’t understand what God and her son did all the time, but she loved Them both wholeheartedly through everything.

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