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A Precious Place

August 5, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


I love sitting down by the pond, no one else around. Just me and nature alone. It makes me feel as if I’m part of something other than drama. The serene landscape just melts all the stress away like candle wax.
The way my weeping willow just skims the surface, dancing like a fairy makes my heart swell with pleasure. I always have believed it moves on its own.
I adore the smell of my neighbors overgrown honeysuckle vines that climb over the fence with ease, crawling out through the strict boundaries just to greet me.
I wish I was there, painting pictures in the smooth mud with my bare toes, frogs and dragonflies kissing my pale flesh as they rest.
I have memorized the way sunlight shimmers over the rippling water. so tranquil and perfect that the very thought makes me smile.
The fifty birds in the yard, all wanting to share their beautiful songs with me, as the musical notes mix with those of hidden fluteplayers.
I know the nymphs and naiads who spend their time here so very well. All the elves that blend in like living shadows too.
This is my happy place I go too when I feel so broken down. This is where I live, the pond in my backyard.
But I can’t hide out there forever; my mom will call me in after a few minutes of my heaven, making my special place seem like a haven that only exists in my dreams. After all, it is where the dragons roam, and sprites sing.

But those precious minutes I spend next to the weeping willow, are the moments I live for.


The author's comments:
Just a little something about my special place. :)

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on Aug. 24 2014 at 3:45 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thank you so much! I tried to describe it as best I could, but it was raining outside when I wrote this lol XD

on Aug. 24 2014 at 11:15 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

I've been meaning to comment on this, but I've been eiter too busy or I just forget. I'm sorry! I love how you're honest and you use your imagination. Because I do the same thing, just in a different place. I love it. Thank you for sharing this!


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