In Lewis’s writing Prince Caspian Lucy is seen observing Asian (The Lion) thinking to herself, she thinks there he is shining in the moonlight with his huge shadow underneath him. She sees him so differently than any time previous. She rushes to him feeling her heart bursting if she loses a moment in doing so. She finds herself kissing him and putting her arms as far around his neck as she can. Then she buries her face in his mane.
side so that Lucy fell, half sitting and half lying between his front paws. He bent forward
and just touched her nose with his tongue. His warm breath came all round her. She
gazed up into the large wise face. Welcome, child, he said.”
For the first time in her life she see this friend so differently that any time ever before.
“That is because you are older, little one, answered he.”
Sometimes in life we may have looked at a person, a situation, perceived a matter in such a way only to find sometime maybe even years later that our perception, the way we had looked at that person, situation had changed. For some reason or reasons we now see it differently. Sometimes we may think it was “Asian” that had changed.
Had Asian really gotten bigger did he really change? No. Often it is us who has changed. As Asian said to Lucy, “No you are older.”
I think sometimes they call that maturity.
October 13, 2010