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Who Said Anything About Safe?

Debbie Dodson:

I’m resurrecting this previous post because sometimes, one just needs to be reminded that one’s life is not supposed to be “safe.”

Originally posted on Any Given Day:

In C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the Beavers are describing the great lion, Aslan, to the children:

“You’ll understand when you see him,” said Mr. Beaver.

But shall we see him?” asked Susan.

“Why, Daughter of Eve, that’s what I brought you here for.  I’m to lead you where you shall meet him,” replied Mr. Beaver.

“Is – is he a man?” asked Lucy.

“Aslan a man?!” said Mr. Beaver sternly. “Certainly not. I tell you he is the King of the wood and the son of the great Emperor-beyond-the-Sea. Don’t you know who is the King of Beasts? Aslan is a lion – the Lion, the great Lion.”

“Ooh!” said Susan, “I’d thought he was a man. Is he – quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.”

“That you will, dearie, and no mistake,” said Mrs. Beaver; “if there’s anyone who…

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