I was thinking recently about the nature of unconditional love, and I thought of Prince Lir from Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn. He's a bit of an unsung character in the book, but one of my favorites as he grows into a man due to love.
"I saw that she was something more than what I could see. Unicorn, mermaid, lamia, sorceress, Gorgon--no name you could give her would surprise me, or frighten me. I love whom I love."
"Lir and the Unicorn" by Jessica Boehman. Colored pencil, pencil, and digital. July 2020.
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