Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"'Course he isn't safe. But he's good."

"Is—is he a man?" asked Lucy.
"Aslan a man!" Mr. Beaver said 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."
"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver; "don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good."

We lost one of the good ones today. (NY Times reports).


FanofDara said...

this is the best obit I have read on Ted.

Mr. Kim (USA) said...

How can I leave a comment when I'm struck speechless? Simply beautiful, Dara.

J. said...

I don't know what to say, other than this was a great piece, and you are an amazing writer

Narnian said...

Dara, we on the other side of the Wardrobe door salute you, and appreciate being part of your eulogy to this American legend.