Thanks to our DLN (Dear Lovely Neighbors), Ryan and I were able to go out on a date (!) to see Prince Caspian last night. Because the film didn’t resemble the book very much, I gripped Ryan’s arm through half of the movie out of fear that they would kill Peter off or something. (Don’t worry, they didn’t.) Once I freed the film from any loyalties to Lewis’ original book, I enjoyed it immensely. Who could complain about being immersed in beauty for 140-some minutes? Best of all, I got to see the Pevencies again: the children are growing up so beautifully. Susan and Lucy have a way of inspiring my femininity. And Edmond’s stunning maturity makes me feel “a-o-kay” about having a son someday.
The film reminded me about Kendall Payne’s song “Aslan”, which contains a wonderfully poignant chorus:
He won’t say the words you wish that he would
Oh, he don’t do the deeds you know that He could
He won’t think the thoughts you think He should
But He is good, He is good
Though the song references the lesson that Lucy learns about Aslan (that He isn’t safe, but He is good), it is primarily about God. (And, now that I think about it, could be about any number of husbands in the world, too. But he is good, he is good.)
(You can listen to the first minute of the song from Kendall’s official web site. Then you can buy it and listen to it over and over again.)