Unicorns

What does it mean to be a unicorn? And what do unicorns represent? Presenting a bit of poetry, with inspiration from my drawing “Self-Made Unicorn”. One possible, if atypical, interpretation. Reflect … and enjoy.

How colorful, oh, so colorful! So dazzling be the sight.
So bright, yes, quite right! Dim, no rather light.
Magical, oh, so very so. So very so indeed!
Be ever in that stead, well, so great for every need.

Perhaps that’s what they see, when, oh, to me, they look.
Perhaps that’s what they think–just fleeting with every blink.
Perhaps that’s what they feel, when, talk with me, they do.
But to see and think even feel … is never to truly know.

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Remembering Ms. Deal

For my “Ms. Deal Progressive Nostalgia Soda Set“, a collection of products centered around a vintage-modern soda, here is the (fictional) backstory of Ms. Deal: the soda, the woman, the history, and the hope. Enjoy.

The story of Ms. Deal, if only a footnote, is nonetheless an interesting one. It begins in 1883 in Seneca Falls, New York, when the woman named Patty Fallow was born. Patty’s parents owned and ran a corner drugstore, which, like most drugstores of the time, served all manner of sweets and drinks. Young Patty was quite fond of these things, though her favorites were the various sodas of the era. Indeed, she loved little more than a good soda, and was always eager to try out the newest creation of some local fountain, even as she helped out at her family’s own. An inquisitive and clever child, perhaps it was only a matter of time before she invented her own unique version.

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