Someone posted this pic on facebook and it made me laugh.
I can unicycle, sort of, certainly not on a taller unit like in the photo, but I can unicycle.
As strange as it sounds, I have been looking into unitards, tights, and leggings, for a variety of reasons, theatrical, physical fitness and....
Unicorns however are mythical, and being such I kind of let them be.
One of my comments to the aforementioned facebook post, among others was that "their should be more unicorn sightings. "
And just like that I started seeing more unicorns and began to realize that unicorns embody that human ability to see what they want to see, for better and for worse.
Steve Jobs and Adolph Hitler were both visionaries, so to speak, with very, very different results. (Note: the juxtaposition of these two is controversial as is the word visionary. Hitler was a monster and in no way am I glorifying the madness that he bridled. He is the antipathy to unicorns.)
A friend of mine posted this photo she took on facebook, showing that you can see a unicorn or you can see overgrown vegetation that needs trimming.
It's all in one's outlook.
"The unicorn is a legendary animal from European folklore that resembles a white horse with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead, and sometimes a goat's beard. First mentioned by the ancient Greeks, it became the most important imaginary animal of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. Its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness. Until the 19th century, belief in unicorns was widespread among historians, alchemists, writers, poets, naturalists, physicians, and theologians.
"Unicorns are not found in Greek mythology, but rather in accounts of natural history, for Greek writers of natural history were convinced of the reality of the unicorn."
In one of my previous lifetimes, real not figurative, I was working on the movie Tank Girl and drove from Tuscon to White Sands, New Mexico, overnight after having already worked a full 14 hour day.
I pulled into the park as the sun was rising. Needless to say I was a bit tired and when I saw the brilliance of the snow white sand, I thought that it must have snowed which given that it was summer and the high was getting up to 122F in the shade was an absolute impossibility. But that's what I thought I was looking at. And then this Ornx came bounding down the dunes and then disappeared behind them.
What had I just seen? Many say that the Ornx may have been the beginning of the unicorn legend.
Years later I would return to White Sands with Skye. In the top photo, she is but a speck in the distance.
We didn't see Ornx on that visit, but.....
When I was out shopping for Valentine's Day trinkets for my two loveliests, I was in Junkman's Daughter, a retail store for assorted nick-knacks and oddities down in Little Five Points, when lo and behold what did I end up staring at eye to eye.
That's right, a unicorn or more precisely, a unicorn mask, the unicorn mask.
I actually had to ponder as to whether to purchase this seemingly ridiculous piece of latex and fur.
It seemed to be absurd and indulgent.
Now, not so much.
I mean to be able to increase "unicorn sightings", can you really put a price on that?
For better or for worse we're going raw, paleolithic, as it were
thank you and I'm sorry