”Are you not thirsty? said the Lion.



”I’m dying of thirst,” said Jill.



”Then drink,” said the Lion.



”May I—could I—would you mind going away while I do.?” said Jill.



Frantically Jill says, “I daren’t come and drink.”



”Then you will die of thirst,” said the Lion.



”Oh dear!” said Jill, coming another step nearer. “I suppose I must go and look for another stream then.”



”There is no other stream,” said the Lion.

— C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair (p. 21-22)

Timothy Willard loves to sit with his wife by the bonfire and make up stories about Tom the Backyard-Badger for his three lovely daughters. When he's not carving up the Appalachian Mountains on his Salsa El Mariachi, you can find him busy writing a book, collaborating on a book, or reading a book written by someone dead and gone. Timothy studied beauty in the works of C.S. Lewis under theologian Alister McGrath. The author of five books, including Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society (Zondervan), Timothy is currently finishing The Life-Changing Adventure of Chasing Beauty (Eerdmans, 2019), preparing his doctoral thesis for publication, and trying to find a publisher for his first novel The Tempest and the Bloom. He lives somewhere in the south Charlotte woods.