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We Are More Than the Sum of Our Parts

September 30, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


The wings are in abeyance
In that split second between beats, even of a hummingbird,

There is a pause

And between every click of a camera as well,
When we decide whether we'll fall
And assess our current
Frame of
Mind,
Where we'll either soar up high
Or plummet
Down,
And time stops for a moment between the
Open

Close
Of the shutter,
An instant held, suspended, reflected on,
Immortalized,
And so maybe those instantaneous
Milliseconds of our lives
Are more important than we think,
If they determine each individual consecutive scene
In what we perceive
To be the flawlessly continuous, whole,
Fast forwarded movie
Called Life—
Because, just maybe, the fragments and memories are pieces
To a puzzle,
The one we're scrambling to put together and form a clear picture
Of who exactly,
We are,
But...

"We are more than the sum of our parts."


The author's comments:
Psychology :P

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on Oct. 17 2013 at 2:52 pm
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
59 articles 0 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

Also new work, I would like it if you looked :)

on Oct. 7 2013 at 5:43 pm
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
59 articles 0 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

Awesome sauce!!!! :)

on Oct. 7 2013 at 1:03 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Haha. Thanks

on Oct. 7 2013 at 10:25 am
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

FIRST (lol i cant believe i just did thatXP)   great job jade! as always!  


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