The title of this particular design can be a life motto. Curated like a collaboration between a belief and a visual, the design portrays a fish choosing to abandon the shoal in search for her swim, and bears C. S. Lewis’ iconic words from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, urging one to be brave.
Lewis, the famous author of the Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series was an apologist writer who used logic and philosophy to support the tenets of his faith. He became an atheist in his 20s and returned to theism in his 30s out of his conviction, never once fearing the social fallouts in his life because of his daring choices. His writings reflect the very same creed of courage and fearlessness. “Have courage, dear heart”, he writes, “for there is nothing to be afraid of and never has been”, nor will there ever be! What an uplifting, encouraging sentiment! What an endearing call for heroism and spunk in the face of darkness and doubt.
After all, chances are meant to be taken, adventures meant to be set out upon? for how else does one enrich their experience of life? Fear tries to pin us down, keep us shackled in the chains of monotony and ignorance. But defy it, we must. To run the risk must be a personal life mantra for all of us. Whether it’s about thinking out of the box, or walking a path less trodden, or taking a unique perspective we must never refuse the choice to believe in ourselves. For with this choice comes to the strength to not be bound. Success may seem unlikely, but if one never tries, how will one ever know otherwise. And nothing beats the exhilaration of making it through, against all odds…
So, in this pseudo-intellectual world of the opinionated, be the one who does not react to everything. In a world full of trends, be a classic. In a world obsessed with Kardashians, blaze your Audrey trail. In this race for money, be someone who values time. Run the risk! Own this amazing design to feel this positive affirmation allowing it to gel with the vibes you give out.