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I was once given a box full of darkness. Someone I loved gave it to me, too. The darkness was actually disillusionment, disappointment, and despair. The box was full of meanness, lies, and deceit.
The first thing I did with this box was glorify it. I gave it pride of place in my emotional world. I let it consume my thoughts, my heart, and my mind. Every so often, when I was feeling at my most vulnerable, I opened it up and peered into the darkness, where I would wail and cry in despair, pitying myself for being dealt such a dark and horrible blow.
Time passed, and I found myself opening the dark box less often. Sometimes, I was just too busy with other things to spend the time I knew the darkness required. Other times, I simply didn’t have the energy to deal with all those dark emotions. Eventually, I was just bored with the dark box and it’s perpetual whining.
Then came the day that my thoughts drifted toward the darkness, and I realized the dark box was no longer there. For a few frenzied moments, my mind searched for it, but I simply could not conjure it up. A deep sigh of relief welled within me, and I knew the darkness was gone for good. In it’s place was a very quiet sense of understanding. peace, and forgiveness, a sensation that I had never before known, but one I wanted very much to store up and treasure.
At one time or another, life will hand each one of us a box full of darkness. It’s important to keep that box around for a while – but not for too long. Buried deep inside this box is a wealth of insight, compassion, and self-awareness. When you dig deeply enough to reach this layer, you’ve found the real buried treasure – the true gift that’s hidden in the darkness.





" someone i loved once gave me a box full of darkness .
i took me years to understand that, this too, was a gift ."
 
- Mary Oliver . (Thirst)



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but we'll never bloom again...
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h1resh1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yakuza.
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vixeyy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you really have nice concepts and i can describe you as a keen wit.
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Photographer
:glomp:
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thebumblebee01 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am always speechless from your wise words. I wish I was like you.
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Photographer
I am nothing like those words .
Stupid people here .
I just quote smart ones ; )
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13-Black-Hearted Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
i loved the text *.*
not every guy has the courage to write something deep and personal like that
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Photographer
everybody hurts enough could .
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13-Black-Hearted Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
true but not everyone makes something out of it ;)
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isolella Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you look great and kind. Enjoy your Hanami !
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SibyllaStGermain Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Such a handsome guy! :D Love the writing here too. Beautiful.
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Photographer
:glomp:
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ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Awesome shot! :D I adore your perspective on life. ^_^
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Photographer
idk what to say other than thank you !
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:iconchasingshadowsphoto:
ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Photographer
You're very welcome. Keep shining! :hug:
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iPromised Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You look beautiful!
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Nice to see u:wave:
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Photographer
:wave:
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aoimery Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
You mentioned that shirt before! Nice photo n_n
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Hello my wise young friend....those words are so touching, and I have pondered on them
many of times on my journey of life, oh the life, it is never as we imagined it to be and it
never goes to our plans, so don't make plans.....just
do what makes you happy, take along the people that make you feel good, and you them...
expect nothing, live simply ...if you really wanted to be somewhere you would be there and you are not there
you were not meant to be there in the first places, your place is where you put yourself in life......

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.“
~Robert Brault
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naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks really cool *0*~
sakura in full bloom? That's absolutely beautiful!!!
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hideta Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG.. Yoshi! you got mustache and beard now!
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onyxkreed Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Loving the cap!!! I love beenies but it's too hot where i live to ever wear them lol.

This pic looks very "past meets modern day"
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Photographer
: )
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onyxkreed Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
how have you been yoshi???
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Photographer
i know i was a little off in here ,
too much work . Sorry .
anyways , you were not uploading any work either ,
how YOU have been ?
and about the stalker thing ?
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onyxkreed Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I haven't uploaded in a while just because I haven't really had time to draw something that I'm happy with.
And, thankfully, Everything with that person is finally settled. He's kept his distance and I'm very happy for that.

I'm kind of with someone right now. Took a while, but he was worth the wait :lmao:.
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moonfaeryprincess Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
is hanami over now? :( i'm so sad i missed it this year...
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bunnyx4 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very cool:nod:
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Photographer
: )
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Irreality Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:-)
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zZToraZz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
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Lacrimati Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Smile!
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Lacrimati Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just purfeckt!!!
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
WOOT! You're looking great as always and the fact that your trees are blossoming so beautifully right now makes me jealous. It's so nice to see that you're doing good. Have a fantastic day!
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Aurindil101 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Nice one man ^^

That tattoo looks cool!
Can you post a photo of it? :P
(or tell me where I can find one lol)
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xiaodoma Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
warm smile,
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Ameyama Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like a boss!
XD

reeeeally cool!

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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Photographer
whaaaaat ?
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Ameyama Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ボスみたい/のように(?)
本当に格好いい人ですよ。

日本語で書きたかったけど...あまり上手でわないから英語の方がいいと思いました。
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I donīt know whether thereīs a proper translation in japanese for this 'like a boss!'




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Xx-Shauny-xX Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool =D
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AmAndArInI Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
omg. You look like a 12-year-old boy. Cool! :}
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Photographer
: ) put twenty more years and we are getting closer ; )
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:iconamandarini:
AmAndArInI Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Yeah, we have almost the same age but you look so much younger and cuter. :p
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ToGetHim Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Oh, long time no see. :)
Nice ID.
Greeting from Poland. ;D
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Photographer
thaannks!
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Silver786 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Writer
What a nice ID ^___^

I hope you're fine !
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Sygin123 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really beautiful <3
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k04sk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice pic .do you break?
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