I was on the road last week to visit my dad, so I’m a bit behind in my commitments this week. I’m reading a book called Search for the Shadow Key, Dreamtreaders Book Two by Wayne Thomas Batson, and I’m really enjoying it. I expect to be writing about it early next week. I haven’t read Book One but it doesn’t seem to make a difference although I now plan to do so. But it got me thinking about keys; keys in literature and keys in life.
I have a friend who authored a book called Revival Keys. I wrote about it here. There are a lot of books that talk about the ‘keys’ for revival in the church. If you search the word ‘key’ in the books section of Amazon, it comes up with just under 124,000 titles. Probably the first book I ever read was The Witchmaster’s Key in the Hardy Boys series or The Clue of the Black Keys in the Nancy Drew series. Sometimes it’s a real key and sometimes it’s symbolic.
There’s a book that claims to be The Key to Everything. Another one holds The Gene Keys: Unlocking the Higher Purpose Hidden in Your DNA. There’s a holocaust story, book and movie, called Sarah’s Key. I’ve read the book but not seen the movie. A Gregory Peck movie is Keys to the Kingdom and a William Holden, Sophia Loren film called The Key. There’s a musical group called “Black Keys” which gives it a musical twist. There’s a glass key, a skeleton key, a brass key, a master key, a magic key, keys to the code, Key Largo, Key West, a key to the city, keeper of the keys and the key witness. It’s probably one of the most commonly used symbols in literature and the arts.
There are probably many more keys I’ve missed. What’s your favourite “key” reference? Book, movie, life skill, whatever . . . share it with us here.