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Upside Down

October 10, 2009
By emmabr BRONZE, columbia, Maryland
emmabr BRONZE, Columbia, Maryland
1 article 33 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Outside the station, she stands with her child on the side of the street, taking pictures of cars.

You think she's insane. Until, one day, you notice that she's taking pictures of the license plates of the cars her child gets into.

Because you look. But you do not see.

And she walks out the shop with bags full of cat food. You think she's some crazy cat lady until you find out, she has no cats.

Because you eat. But you do not taste.

It's been a while since their last album but he assures you, he's doing just fine these days, white flecks in his nostrils. Then he asks you if he can spend the night on your couch, even though it stinks.

Because you sniff. But you do not smell.

And they say "Just OK" when you ask them how school was. Then you wonder what they're hiding until you find their diary and the last entry reads "I wish you'd give me some privacy."

Because you listen. But you do not hear.

And they've got a bruise over their eye and you run the tips of your fingers over it and ask them how it happened. You believe them. Until it happens again.

Because you touch. But you do not feel.

And they walk past you everyday, one million stories, each waiting to be told. Waiting for you to ask.

Because you live. But very few, love.

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This art has 6 comments.

junior said...
on Sep. 16 2011 at 2:34 pm
i like this pic.cuz looks so real....=)

on Jun. 3 2010 at 10:56 pm
music.lover BRONZE, Sandy, Utah
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!

this is absolutely gorgeous....great job(:

on Apr. 13 2010 at 8:22 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
1 article 0 photos 1979 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

*gasp beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Jtine BRONZE said...
on Mar. 6 2010 at 3:43 pm
Jtine BRONZE, Kalispell, Montana
4 articles 2 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
" This is your life, and it is your choice of how you make it."

very cool, u r a good artist!

xoxo: hrsegrl

on Jan. 28 2010 at 10:54 am
peace_love_beauty PLATINUM, Florien, Louisiana
22 articles 35 photos 121 comments

Favorite Quote:
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalms 23:4

Oh, I love the color in this! Nice

JackieB BRONZE said...
on Nov. 6 2009 at 6:32 am
JackieB BRONZE, Flemington, New Jersey
4 articles 3 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery. " -Malcolm X

This is so great! I like the heart in the left bottom corner, and the "life" in cursive, and everything else... okay, let's put that in simplest terms: I like the whole thing. I think it's really awesome.