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While I personally prefer dragons to be monstrous entities that come close to be forces of nature in their level of power, I would be lying if I said I didn't have a soft spot for the more whimsical side of dragons and didn't indulge in that love every so often. I think that's why I love the above piece by William O'Connor so much.
I love how he captures this rather beautiful scene of a young boy looking up at the starry sky with his draconic company, who is curled around him. The piece has an aura of platonic intimacy that I like, giving you the impression these two are very close and care for each other. I know that sounds really sappy, but I think we're all allowed to be sappy on occasions. This picture always manages to bring a smile to my face.