and she lived all alone.
Thus begins one of my very favorite books,
The Last Unicorn.
Why do I love this book so much?
Not just the book...the story...as told in the book, and through the classic animated film version. I watched the movie so many times as a child, that as I revisited it last night, each scene, each moment was familiar. Each beloved line rang in my mind before it played on the screen. This story got so deep inside of me that it became a part of me.
As you may know, the author of the book, Peter S. Beagle, is on a national tour, doing screenings of the animated film. We went to see the Leominster showing last night, and it was truly magical. Peter gave a talk at the beginning, and I learned that the Last Unicorn was actually written in my home state, Massachusetts, when he was in his 20's.
How perfect that our own lilac trees are just coming in to bloom today, reminding me of the lilac woods where the unicorn dwells.
We had special guests at the house last night...I was tickled pink to host Peter Beagle and his road crew. They were gracious guests, and I was a little starstruck to have my childhood hero staying in the guestroom I painted. He seemed shockingly normal and down to earth, and highly intelligent and well spoken.
It's amazing how a book can touch a person...make them cry, and laugh, and open their heart a little wider each time they read it...a book to treasure and hold on to in dark moments. The Last Unicorn is such a book...<3
I can't tell you what makes it so special...if you are not familiar with it, then I urge you, to discover the magic for yourself...read the book...watch the movie...and let yourself feel the power of this story.
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I'm an energy healer with a passion for compassion, a sparkly love affair with crystals, and a deep commitment to evolving awareness.