Musings from the The Literary Lion, Peter Miller
Many decades ago, I ended up at an antique fair in Palm Beach, Florida, and I purchased my first lion. A regal, majestic, steel lion trimmed in brass. From that point on in the late 70′s, I started collecting images of lions. I’ve now have collected over 2,000 of them. I particularly focus on the regal and majestic beauty of the lion beast as celebrated from the beginning of time in all forms and mediums.
So, here I am, a lion hunter. In my extensive travels around the globe, I’m always sniffing around in thrift shops, antique shops and antique fairs, hunting for lions. My habit is so bad that I had to stop myself from going on eBay, otherwise I will still find myself wide awake on my computer late at night, searching for lion images of every kind.
But the addiction still persists, despite the fact that I’m in the throws of selling the over 2,000 lions that I have collected over the years. Even as I’m trying to sell my lions, I’m also still tempted to buy new ones. I love giving people lions as I am lionizing them and it makes me proud. This blog is my way of holding onto the memories and spirits of my lions, and sharing them and stories surrounding with others, even though many of them they may soon be going to new homes.
The image of the lion is dignified and has been interpreted by man for thousands of years in thousands of forms from ivory headrest for Pharaohs taking them into the afterlife to the MCM and Peugeot lions. The purpose of this blog is to share dozens of my lion collecting stories with you. Perhaps I will also build a new fan base of lion collectors around the globe. Parenthetically speaking, there are probably more Leos in North America, then any other star sign, because, what happens nine months after the holidays? People like to celebrate around the holidays (beginning Thanksgiving) , and often times, babies are born – I know as I’m one of those babies. Please allow me to roar with you. Enjoy.