Saturday, April 21, 2012
(Playing it) Safe
"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver."Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia "A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are built for." John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic, 1928 How dull to always play things safely all the time. Think of some of the things we would be missing out on had there not been a spirit of adventure within the hearts of some: There had to be a first person to try sushi. clams, oysters! What about taking a ship out into the open sea? Building suspension bridges? Flying like a bird...planes, hang gliders, etc. What about discovering electricity? And, greatest of all, giving one's life for another; in the battle field, on the streets, on a cross. Safety can be highly overrated.