1: Dangerous Wonder
Lucy is in Narnia and is hearing about Aslan for the first time:
“Is he – quite safe?”
“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver, “Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good.”
Later on, once Lucy and Susan have been reunited with the risen Aslan, they play. The have a romp in the fields:
“Whether it was more like playing with a thunderstorm or playing with a kitten Lucy could never make up her mind.”
Every year I try and read the same book, though I have slipped up since having children. I’m currently on my third copy because I’ve lent it out so many times that the previous copies have either fallen apart or been stolen (God knows who you are!).
Every time I’ve read it I’ve had a pencil in hand and things have jumped out at me, and every time I read I find myself guilty of not letting the impact I experience whilst reading to sink in for longer afterwards. Personally I blame my memory, but in reality I’m just boring.
The book is called “Dangerous Wonder” by Michael Yaconelli, and from the very first time I read it, it spoke to me.
Subtitled “The Adventure of Childlike Faith”, the blurb reads as follows:
CDs are available to buy, just £5 each from me or one of the others.
It must've been about 8 years ago, maybe even to the week, that I got a text asking if I wanted to try out as the drummer for a band. At that point I hadn't played properly for a while, and I was excited at the prospect of knocking the rust off.
It took a couple of weeks for me to make it to my first rehearsal for various reasons, but little did I know that getting in a car with a stranger in Townhead late at night, and driving into a random industrial estate to meet 3 other guys in a rehearsal room that was dark, dingy, and stank of all sorts of substances. I wouldn't be surprised if we would all have tested positive for something had we been tested, just through being in the room after all the creative geniuses that went before.
Little did I know that those guys and that outlet would be exactly what I needed...
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