Oliver woke up yesterday dreaming of a better world. Or, that’s one interpretation of it. His first intelligible sentence post-slumber:
“How do you know that the lion and the lamb are enemies?”
“The lion and the lamb. Maybe they’re not enemies.”
We had not one idea from whence the question sprung, though we had talked about natural friends and enemies of cougars the day before. We aren’t religious, so Oliver’s taking it to the level of the lion and the lamb deserved a little Google. I looked up “the lion will lay down with the lamb” and it turns out of course that the idea is symbolic of “the peace that will pervade the entire earth.”
We now know that Oliver is prescient and that he will likely be a preacher. He may speak of punching various people in the eyeball should they mess with him and be practicing his karate chops and kicks for his four-year-old birthday party this Saturday but this is just a ruse. Stay tuned.