The View from Behind Unicorns

The thing I really like about unicorns is that they are just so real.  Especially in spirit.

See?  That’s real, right?

Sometimes “mythological” is so much more real than “reality-ogical,”  i.e, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” FOX, CNN or any other news channel, etc.

For further example, here’s a story from the UK about hiring unicorns for bday parties: Rent Me!

I would so rent one!  Wouldn’t you?

Adjectives often associated with unicorns (as opposed to, say, Trump or Pelosi):

  • gallant
  • graceful
  • joyful
  • beautiful
  • heraldic
  • vivacious
  • peaceable
  • iridescent
  • magical
  • magnificent
  • precious

Unicorns have specific focus.  Duh … “uni.”  And their focus?  Simple:  BELIEF IN A GREATER REALTY, A REALITY OF IMAGINATION AND PURE JOY.

I urge you to get behind the Unicorn Movement and believe in something real:  imagination, possibility, humor, fantasia, hope, fun, happiness, health, unity of focus and intent.

But be careful, Trump and Pelosi, unicorns mean business.

… I will cut into your monotheistic view of life.  There’s SO MUCH MORE.

(Robert and I in front of a real unicorn in Atlanta a while back.)

Have you seen them?  The unicorns?

If so, what did they say to you?





“The View from Behind”: New Category Introduction

I’d like to introduce “The View from Behind,” a new category for my blog.  For some strange reason (probably needing years of weekly, intensive, emotionally gut-wrenching therapy to understand completely), I have always liked to stand BEHIND things and have my picture taken.

One of the advantages of the view from behind is that of perspective.  For example, during my almost thirty plus years as a college English professor (I started when I was twelve), I was consistently up front–and basically in charge, even when I stood in the back of the room.  Voluntarily getting truly behind, however, often decreases “in charge-ness.”  From there in the back, one can embrace littleness, revel in it even.  Eons ago, my daughters Amy and Emily referred to the rear of our mini-van (yes, we had one) as the “way back.”

From behind, things can seem bigger and more focused to our eyes (or at least differently focused) while for the observer, we might fade or move out of focus a bit.

When I am behind, I sometimes forget about time.  Behind-ness invites its followers to realize that strict adherence to time’s demands can leave us little time to play.

When I am not up front, I feel I can breathe more deeply, can sort of hide a bit, can play hide-and-seek, can angle around.

I don’t know, maybe I’m just shy.  At any rate, I’m starting this new category, so join me soon as we look at The View from Behind.