Leonardo da Vinci wrote:
"The unicorn, through its intemperance and not knowing how to control itself, for the love it bears to fair maidens forgets its ferocity and wildness; and laying aside all fear it will go up to a seated damsel and go to sleep in her lap, and thus the hunters take it."
Earlier mentioned of unicorns in the western world was perhaps by Herodotus in the 3rd century BC. He wrote something about 'horned ass' of Africa. A century later, a Greek Historian and Physician described unicorn as 'ass of India'. He travelled to Parsi and heard stories from merchants who passed through India, obviously why the name is such. Fascinating, isn't it. You'll get all these information from the internet, of course.
Surmising all, in the western world, unicorns are a beautiful creature. Mystical and ancient. People say it's a myth, a legend and a fantasy but it is also related to spiritual beliefs in paganisms and Christianity. Poets, artists and writers relating it to romanticism. In novels we read stories of unicorns that turned into human beings or the one that can change shapes as they like. Not just that, in most literatures unicorns are described to be powerful, graceful than the horse, immune to black magic, can perform wonders and change shapes, the reason why this creatures are so synonym with magic and romantic love. Sigh.... So much about unicorn, isn't it.
This topic is dedicated to the person I love, who loves unicorns. He's like a unicorn too, in the unicorn and the maiden story. All the beauty, grace and wonders, unicorn seemed to be better that human being. We use elements such as these in our fantasies, to escape the reality. I love living in a fantasy world whereby the world is a better place to live in, no wars, no differences, no trouble, just love...love...love...love.
Anticipating Valentine's tonight is unsettling for most ladies, I know. We always expect something special will happen or maybe our partner will treat us to a special dinner, special gifts with a bouquet of red roses or a special 'I Love U' whispered in your ears. Hmmm....what a perfect night it would be. I wish...
You would be blessed if you have someone to say that magical-three-letter-words to you tonight. Not so much of the Valentine's night. It's just the thoughts and the spirit of having a day to really remind us of what we forget to do or say everyday of our lives. Sometimes we take things for granted, we forgot to appreciate or show our love to the one that is most important to us. With Valentine's Day, it gives us reason to do so without hurting certain egos. I would give green light to Valentine's Day on that reason.
People being in love and out of love everyday. If you have broken up with someone and alone tonight, then take it easy. It's okay. Life is a journey, not a destination. We must keep on going or we will not be anywhere. Even when we think we have reached a certain destination, it will not be the end, there will be more to go. You know it when you are old enough.
Single ladies out there do not be in despair thinking that you are missing the boat. Please be reminded, in this era, no such thing as you need to hop into the first boat that you see. Your journey might not be saved anyway. In this millennia you should build a ship instead and smaller vessels will want to tag along definitely.
Alright folks... So much said... I wish all of you lovers and singles HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
My prayer... May your love blossoms like flowers that will never die and may it burn like a fire that will never cease and may it spread throughout the world for our peace and harmony. Amin...