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Past, Present.....Future Questionable.
She loved him for the happy memories
For the laughs of their childhood selves
For the first blush of foolish, stumbling, innocent love
For the first delicious pain of heartbreak
God knows why he loved her, or if he did.
Time rolls on, crushing and tumbling people into new shapes. Contentment is achieved and friendship rules peacefully. The violent colors of both love and heartbreak fade into grey eventually.
But a dusty star sprinkled night seems to infuse their colors again, with burning liquid moonlight as the elixir to turn back time. Skin grows soft and warm and honest in flickering firelight. Life roughened edges disappear. Wishes are reality, just for this moment.
But it passes and can never come again. Their new hardened shapes, revealed again by day, cannot fit together. They must continue on their separate tracks....
He can wrench his spine, corroded layers splitting painfully. Cracking through guilty crusts of shame and mistakes to free himself of the miserable cocoon
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Evolve by Deere Evolve :icondeere:Deere 3,949 383 Untitled by rileysun20 Untitled :iconrileysun20:rileysun20 4 5 Hoagie by rileysun20 Hoagie :iconrileysun20:rileysun20 5 3
It's been a hard decision, but I'm taking a very extended leave of absence from DA. I have too much going on, and not enough time. I love way too many people here to ever be able to deactivate, and I'll still check in as and where I can. But as of tonight, I'll be gone awhile.
Everything is okay, promise. But I'm transitioning between jobs, making/filling orders for jewelry, making two headboards and have had several different repair jobs lately as well ranging from the shower to the fridge to the sewing machine.
Also, I *just* got access to previously restricted information regarding some research I've been working on for several years. And, if that wasn't enough, I'm now going to get to visit the location where involved. It's all very exciting and also kind of scary. I wish I could say more, but I feel like I can't yet. It's a good thing least I hope so.
Y'all take care of you. Check in soon, C.
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Fresh July Picks!!

Sandwich by pcanjjaxdcdMore of me by Larathainthought grotto by nawkamanAfter stew by oviedomedinaFeast of Echoes by williamfdevault
Parking by deorollerRugged Iceland Silk Stream (freebie) by somadjinnIn the Garden of Dreams by EuseliaBefore The Sunrise by Leonid Afremov by LeonidafremovMushrooms by annewipf
Sunfaded Gardens of Xcaillivdn by Blacksand459Blue Knight Defeated by BootShopStoryOn this, I will not compromise. by seaboundstarsCAST AWAY, IN THE VACUUM OF SPACE by RJBGMauna Loa by randomMeAndBob
Richard III by Densetsu1000Barrosa Beach by deorollerSweetness by KlaraDrielleHambruna - Los Enviados by vampirekingdom11/30 by Karamissa
Blasphemy by RavensQuillMy Biggest Fish by LaurenceLloydAfter Manchester by blue-roses-to-dustSleepless Nights by Indigo-Moon-ShadowDeath's Angel by WinteroftheSoul
Tech n color Dream 23 by caddmanCandle maker shop - game scene by aleksandr-osmHidden object scene - Fountain by aleksandr-osmMushrooms by maiarcitaEvanescent by 5-6-8-3
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July Literature Picks
I started this group to showcase the incredible talent in DA's literary community. This month's selections reflect our wealth of talent. Please read and enjoy!

Sunfaded Gardens of Xcaillivdn by Blacksand459Blue Knight Defeated by BootShopStoryOn this, I will not compromise. by seaboundstarsCAST AWAY, IN THE VACUUM OF SPACE by RJBGMauna Loa by randomMeAndBob
Blasphemy by RavensQuillMy Biggest Fish by LaurenceLloydAfter Manchester by blue-roses-to-dustSleepless Nights by Indigo-Moon-ShadowDeath's Angel by WinteroftheSoul
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Curly Sue by meregoddess Curly Sue :iconmeregoddess:meregoddess 22 9 Sandfly bay by shadowfoxcreative Sandfly bay :iconshadowfoxcreative:shadowfoxcreative 197 31 A Flower by TheFluffyBoy A Flower :iconthefluffyboy:TheFluffyBoy 8 2 Golden Love by DaisyleeARTS Golden Love :icondaisyleearts:DaisyleeARTS 14 25 City Night by KanchanCollage City Night :iconkanchancollage:KanchanCollage 87 12 Gilded by Vetyr Gilded :iconvetyr:Vetyr 677 18
The Author at Midnight
I can't write a thing, tonight.  
I stare at a blank page like it is my master,
And I wait for a command to follow.
For I am eagerly in bondage to Inspiration,
And hope it will be merciful now.
I stop to examine my instruments.
Perhaps they are to blame for restraining me.
Words become lava and pool in my mouth.
They burn my tongue and long to spill out
Over my fingers, flowing, searing.
They want to suffocate with clouds of splendor.
But they harden in my throat,
And I choke on them.  
Too fast, too contrived, and far too weak-
There are countless inadequacies I hold.
But they are all I have, so I hold them close;
I feel them gripping fiercely back.  
Listen. Please, hear what I say.
… What am I saying?
I feel I am shouting with a ghost's voice.
There is a hunger to be heard by anyone,
And for anything, even though I know
My message is nothing of substance.
What am I doing? Or, better,
Why should a soul listen to me?
Every author wants to be lauded for his wit,
For her excellen
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rain in may by sth22art rain in may :iconsth22art:sth22art 29 11
Great work by fellow dA artists!


verloren by wolfgangbuhr verloren :iconwolfgangbuhr:wolfgangbuhr 111 9 ebruhelvacioglu II by elif-yemenici ebruhelvacioglu II :iconelif-yemenici:elif-yemenici 53 9 Washed Ashore by jojo22 Washed Ashore :iconjojo22:jojo22 36 11 City Escape by lookbeyond06 City Escape :iconlookbeyond06:lookbeyond06 84 28 Walking By The Sea by KizukiTamura Walking By The Sea :iconkizukitamura:KizukiTamura 115 8 Theatre Varia 14 by yanshee Theatre Varia 14 :iconyanshee:yanshee 57 10 people are killing each other by LeaHenning people are killing each other :iconleahenning:LeaHenning 39 3 On The Farm by nowhere-usa On The Farm :iconnowhere-usa:nowhere-usa 49 4


Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Hi folks! I'm a hobbyist photographer and writer. I love doing both...the sense of elation I feel when I find a great scene to shoot, or when the words flow onto the page seemingly of their own accord.

dA User No. 10,233,032 Want to find yours?…

The best part of DA is the wonderful people! I've made some great friends here, and I urge you to look through my friends and watch friends are truly gifted.

Current Residence: Michigan, USA :iconspeedycatplz::iconspeedycatplz2::iconspeedycatplz3:

Favourite photographer: William Eggleston/Lewis Hine/Margaret Bourke-White
Favourite style of art: Ash Can School/Art Deco/Surrealism/Industrial
Personal Quote: Those days are gone forever. ~ Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
...write a tome.

I feel that I'm coming up against a limit. I distinctly know what I want to write...I would like to write a story, and publish a book of poetry, respectively. 

And just now, I thought to myself: how are architects, musicians, painters, sculptors, to bring forth their creations? In some cases, it is more straightforward: a homeowner wants an A-frame or a steel roof or a log cabin, and the builder knows what the end result is, and how to acquire it. It merely takes the effort.

But for a musician...there have been countless songs I've heard over the years that contain sounds I would not know how to ask for, made by instruments I don't even know the names of. 

That is when things get difficult. 

You come upon a piece of music you've never heard before, and you love it, and would not know how to have asked for it on your own, with no way to describe it. 

So....I have a style, an idea of the sound I want in my writing...but unlike music, there has to be a form for it to exist in. It's hard even to explain what I mean. I have the nuance, the cigars, the brandy, the far northern shores, and gardens to wander in...but no context, no story, nothing to put it in.'d be like knowing the sound I want, but not having an instrument to create the sound with. Kind of. 

Because I want to create a very, very special book. The kind I would want to find in a library that exists in my dreams...I want to, as nearly as humanly possible, to pull something into this dimension from the land of dreams...
Not talking about anything occult. At all. Ever. 

No. I mean...when you're riding a swing set, and part of your mind wants to step out onto the air, and keep walking upwards...I want to put on paper, the stillness of Christmas Eve, the whispers of the crackling fire...I want to be the headlands with arms crossed against the breakers, and to be the breakers rolling in ten-abreast like a freight train towards that be the the notes of a wind chime...and the reflection of moonlight on rattling corn stalks in October...

But there needs to be a form...I want to live in that world...




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rileysun20 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017
Thanks for the faves!! <3
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!! :D 
sth22art Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
thanx a lot for the faves :)
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017
thanks very much for :+fav:ing my work
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, Wayne! I enjoy your work. 
vw1956 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much for the :star: on crinkled by vw1956 ! :)
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
SenoritaBlack Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017
Have you seen any of the current season of America's Got Talent?
Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. Don't have TV. :) Is it good? Is Simon Cowell back?
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