Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for Unicorns

Wow. I can't believe I'm already at letter U in the A to Z Challenge. And I am so grateful to have made it thus far, especially given the last year (or two) (which I will not recap here, focused as I am on what I can make of the present, and future, rather than rehashing the past, but if you're unaware and are curious, you can learn more here). Now on to something delightful—and yes, easy and predictable given the letter—Unicorns! (Or pictures thereof).

(For the record, this is my second U-themed article. My original post did not make it to publication. It was darker, more political, and I decided, unsuited to my positive, inspirational, and educational intention for this blog. That does not mean the essay may never see the light of day. It only means, as I mentioned yesterday, I need to determine target market and appropriate publication venue, before sending it out into the world).

And now, the Ubiquitous Unicorn in all its unilateral glory… 

Microsoft Clip Art

The ultimate fantasy symbol...

Microsoft Clip Art
                                                                     Whether adult or children's fiction…
Microsoft Clip Art

Beloved the world over.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them. ~George Eliot.




Lara said...

I loved unicorns when I was a kid--I always found them fascinating. Probably had something to do with my love of horses :)

Deborah said...

I agree. About the horse-love connection, too. Although, my daughter loved unicorns so much we decorated her room with them, yet she was afraid of horses and exhibited no desire to get one. For her, fantasy was enough. :)

Mark Means said...

Hi you have me interested in your 'other' U post. Maybe we'll see it sometime?

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog, I appreciate it :)

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Leslie Block said...

Love Unicorns,that was a U word I forgot about.
Stopping by from the #atozchallenge from

Deborah said...

Hi Mark...thanks for stopping by. And as to the other never know!

Hello Leslie! Thank you for popping in. And I love Unicorns, too. So simple. Add a twisted antler protruding from a horse's forehead, and voila! A fantastical creature you can't help but love. :)