The Nix

The Nix

After reading Nathan Hill’s The Nix, I felt compelled to illustrate one of the Scandinavian mythologies taught to the protagonist. The story told of a majestic white horse who would allow adventurous children to ride on his back, bringing them joy and a sense of ownership. At this peak of power and ownership over the horse, it would race towards to edge of a cliff and leap over, child still attached and unable to let go.

It’s a beautiful (albeit, slightly depressing) analogy for relationships, as the storyteller summarises with the line “The things you love the most will one day hurt you the worst”.

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