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Lightness of the Dark

March 20, 2011
By emma0314 BRONZE, Arlington, Virginia
emma0314 BRONZE, Arlington, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star." Friedrich Nietzsche

Something pulled me to the Earth that night: an invisible, threaded string interlaced through my dynamic body, drawing me toward the living, breathing, pulsing ground. It was dark, that I remember. And warm, the air filled by the merciful mid-Atlantic breeze that always arrives before the oppressive heat as if to say, “Sorry for what’s to come.”
Oh, how I sprinted, faster than I had for any sport, slicing through the fresh air, my feet effortlessly springing off the spongy turf.
I ran.
I ran and ran.
I ran into the night, into the pure definition of what it means to be free. The stadium was doused in black, but I just kept leaping through the adventurous safety of liberation, my toes speaking to the earth, my soul beating to the rhythm of the world’s cadence. I collapsed next to my best friend, and we sent laughter to the stars. There we lay in partnered solitude as the clock approached midnight, allowing the delicate gusts of wind to kiss our skin and dance in our hair. The night had released us. I closed my eyes and felt the Earth, imprinted into the curve of my back, and breathed a sigh of blissful contentment. I looked over.
“These are the moments we live for.”
She could only nod.

The author's comments:
My best friend and I went to the middle of our high school's stadium at night: it was dark and peaceful and liberating. I was inspired later that night and had to write about it.

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This article has 4 comments.

JuStMe.DeZZi said...
on Apr. 12 2011 at 7:26 am
JuStMe.DeZZi, NA, Other
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This is beautiful, you are very descriptive with the imagery and the emotions that are felt, its profound and amazing. Post some more stuff and I'll gladly read them :)

on Apr. 10 2011 at 6:17 am
lucybrown SILVER, Blacksburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
The wastebasket is a writer's best friend. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

First things first, but not necessarily in that order. ~ From Doctor Who

This is beautiful!  You capture so many details and emotions in just this short piece.  You have an excellent choice of vocabulary-I wouldn't change anything. 

Keep it up!  :D

on Mar. 29 2011 at 9:37 pm
Beachgirl1 PLATINUM, Bellevue, Washington
32 articles 4 photos 178 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If You Don't Fight Back, You've Already Lost."
"Don't suppress Laughter, it goes to your thighs."

This is just amazing, absolutely amazing, it is captivating and beautiful and oh!

PJD17 SILVER said...
on Mar. 29 2011 at 8:57 pm
PJD17 SILVER, Belleville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I do the best imatation of myself- Ben Folds

you did an absolutly incredible job of describing the scenery, painting a very vivid picture for the reader  very impressive  keep up the good work!