Self Portrait

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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Bka341997 GOLD said...
on Oct. 19 2011 at 7:02 pm
Bka341997 GOLD, Bigfork, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take our breath away!

I like her hat

on Feb. 7 2010 at 2:44 pm
penandink105 GOLD, Needham, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
" all you need to make a comedy is a policeman, a park, and a pretty girl" it was on movies.com

good work with the clothes and hat! if you work on the detail of the eye, you could catch the eye of more people since we look at the eyes first when we see someone.

on Feb. 7 2010 at 12:41 am
meganleigh122 GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
13 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain."

this is really good!!! I love it! i think u have a future doing this :)


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