Monday, June 8, 2015


There was a period during the late 1970s, early 80s, when unicorns showed up. A unicorn song could be heard on the radio in the mornings when driving to work. There were plush toy unicorns and little plastic toy unicorns. Artists seem to enjoy them as subjects - surrounded by skies of rich dark lavenders and greens, misty mountains. Some unicorns had wings; some wore long colorful ribbons entwined in their manes. A moon was glowing in the background, making the air around the unicorn sparkle. Novels and fantasy books included unicorns in their stories. The cover of such a book might have a castle in the background, set on a lush hill. All that was missing in that idyllic world was the unicorn itself. Was there ever a unicorn?

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