The Art of Love

March 21, 2010
By justsmile164 BRONZE, New York, New York
justsmile164 BRONZE, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Talent is nothing without character."


Saturday morning. Composition class.

I think that was when I first admitted it to myself: I was in love with him. It was almost unfair. I didn’t have a say in the matter at all. I had fallen for him, whether I liked it or not.

The room was filled with the beautiful noise of thirteen young composers fighting with their pianos to make music. I wanted to write something incredible for him, but I was having trouble. Nothing I composed was good enough.

I thought back to when we first met. I saw him drawing in the hallway at school — a half-finished black and white portrait that was vivid even without color. I couldn’t look away. I also wasn’t watching where I was going and collided with a tall senior. The collision made me release the composition notebook in my hand. Sheet music that I had composed flew everywhere. To my horror, he picked up a few sheets, scrutinizing the music before returning them to me. He must have thought I was some sort of freak.

I shook myself out of the memory. I had to focus on this music. Taking a deep breath, I picked up my pencil with my left hand and placed my right hand on the piano in front of me. And, to my surprise, the music came. He inspired me to find the melody in my heart, and I let it flow onto the page.

You could say I am a hopeless romantic, because I like to imagine that he can hear the music I wrote. In my mind, he thinks it is achingly beautiful and, in return, he draws my portrait.

Sometimes when I play his piece I imagine what the portrait looks like. It’s perfect.



I’ve always been able to draw anyone I want. Portraits are my forte. But for some reason, I can’t draw her. I know exactly what she looks like — yet I can’t get her portrait to look right. Every stroke is a mistake.

One day, I saw her walking down the hallway. I was trying my best not to look at her. She was frustrating me. What was different about her that was causing me strife? Sure, she was beautiful and I had no chance with her. She must have thought I was an anti-social weirdo, just sitting by myself and drawing all the time. That was a little discouraging.

But the point was that I couldn’t draw her. This was killing me.

While she was walking down the hallway that day, someone crashed into her. Her face turned horror-struck when she dropped her composition notebook and paper flew all over the hallway. I picked a few sheets up for her, gazing at them for a moment. I was reluctant to give the sheets back. I knew that the sooner I returned the music, the sooner she would be gone.

I think that was when I realized that I was in love with her. Like some sort of lovesick Romeo, I was in love with her.

After she had collected her music and left, I flipped to a new page in my sketchbook. I finally trusted myself and drew her. No mistakes this time. The right pencil strokes came to me fluidly — almost like music.



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irishlass317 said...
on Jul. 27 2012 at 1:54 pm
irishlass317, Jefferson City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"I asked Jesus 'How much do you love me?' He answered 'This much.' And He streched out His arms and died."

This is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) You did such an amazing job!!!!!!!! :-D

on Jun. 13 2012 at 9:10 pm
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."
-J.K.Rowling

that was so good!!! I loved the diferent pionts of veiw...great job!! Would you mind comenting on some of my work? but anyway that was amazing!!!

. said...
on Jun. 13 2012 at 8:23 pm
Wow this is great!!! I love the ending too... but I want to know what happens next...

JPanda13 GOLD said...
on Jun. 13 2012 at 7:08 pm
JPanda13 GOLD, Roswell, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
just cuz you put syrup on somin dont make it pancakes
Whoever said sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me, had never been hit with a dictionary

Ohhhhhhhh.......<3

on May. 6 2012 at 1:29 pm
justsmile164 BRONZE, New York, New York
4 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Talent is nothing without character."

thanks! :)

on May. 6 2012 at 1:29 pm
justsmile164 BRONZE, New York, New York
4 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Talent is nothing without character."

thank you so much! :)

on Apr. 30 2012 at 1:01 pm
lilyloveswriting BRONZE, Morrisville, Vermont
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words can't describe. sooo good :)

on Feb. 24 2012 at 10:02 pm
julialove94 SILVER, Rancho Cucamonga, California
6 articles 1 photo 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I live to write, not write to live"

Wow. That was so good. Speechless.

on Feb. 2 2012 at 10:54 pm
Hannayye BRONZE, Trophy Club, Texas
4 articles 1 photo 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I will never fail you. I will never abandon you." Hebrews 13:5

Wow, great ending! I loved this piece!

on Dec. 20 2011 at 4:37 pm
Jappyalldayeveryday, Detroit, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
They say that good things take time, but really great things happen in the blink of an eye

Aww, I like this :)

on Dec. 6 2011 at 2:21 pm
CaseyDawn BRONZE, Princeton, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
You're only as good as you make yourself out to be.

This is amazing!

on Nov. 11 2011 at 9:45 am
justsmile164 BRONZE, New York, New York
4 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Talent is nothing without character."

thank you! :)

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Nov. 6 2011 at 1:58 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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This is beautiful, and cute. It has a small cliffhanger, which just makes it sweet, let the reader imagine what will happen. Thank you!

:)


on Oct. 27 2011 at 7:24 pm
wordjunkie BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

This is cute! a little cliche, but sweet. :) I get that weird achey feeling like "god I wish shed just realize he loves her" when i read this xD

on Oct. 15 2011 at 10:25 pm
FatesMistake13, Springerville, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes." Oscar Wilde

"The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame."

I freakin love this! :) you should defininetly write more to this

on Sep. 25 2011 at 3:26 pm
justsmile164 BRONZE, New York, New York
4 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Talent is nothing without character."

that's so nice of you! i'm happy you like it :)

on Sep. 25 2011 at 3:26 pm
justsmile164 BRONZE, New York, New York
4 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Talent is nothing without character."

thank you! i'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

-Duckie- GOLD said...
on Sep. 25 2011 at 3:01 pm
-Duckie- GOLD, West Fargo, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
Your heart is a weapon the size of your fist. Keep fighting. Keep loving.
-Anonymous

Lovely! It's beautiful! I love the musical and artsy views... <3!

on Sep. 1 2011 at 5:54 pm
singinginthegardn GOLD, Cowell, Massachusetts
16 articles 2 photos 158 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anaïs Nin

I LOVE THIS!!!! <333333

Megsalot said...
on Aug. 12 2011 at 2:00 pm
I love this, it's so short, but so unique. I love reading stuff with two different points of views. Especially guy and girl views. I love that they are both artistic. Musical and artistical. keep writing, I need to see more! 


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