Fun Fridays: Red Lion

Lions are the symbol of power, might, courage and valour, nobility...They're widely recognized as the symbol of England (well, one symbol, anyhow), of Persia, and "lion" is one of the designations for Jesus Christ. Lions are also quite beautiful creatures.

Of course, the craziest of us will admit that we would also like to cuddle one despite the obvious career-ending possibilities (to say the least). Not only are lions gigantic, ferocious, strong, and beautiful, they've got soulful and wise-seeming eyes. For all their magnificence, lions are also exquisitely captivating and dangerously lovely. Narnia fans will with ease recall what Mr. Beaver says of Aslan:

'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. He's the King, I tell you.'

Well, obviously, I'm a big fan of the King of Beasts.

So it is with a smile I bring you tonight's treat, a necklace featuring a roaring red lion. This one might be more roar than bite, though, as evidenced by the cheery flower he bears. He's on a 16-inch sterling-plated chain at the moment, but once he's yours, you can put him onto anything you like. $16, from Joamox Handmade.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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