Description: This photo is one I've long wanted to do, based on Peter S. Beagle's magnificent work The Last Unicorn. There is a magician named Schmendrick in it, who, while has great potential, is quite bad at doing magic. But it is his highest dream that he will some day be a true magician, and, while trying to not spoil too much of the plot, towards the end of the book, he is finally able to actually connect with the magic:
"Wonder and love and great sorrow shook Schmendrick the Magician then, and came together inside him and filled him, filled him until he felt himself brimming and flowing with something that was none of these. He did not believe it, but it came to him anyway, as it had touched him twice before and left him more barren than he had been. This time, there was too much of it for him to hold; it spilled through his fingers and toes, welled up equally in his eyes and his hair and the hollows of his shoulders. There was too much to hold â€” too much ever to use; and still he found himself weeping with the pain of his impossible greed. He thought, or said, or sang, I did not know that I was so empty, to be so full."