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a quiet life - the grandpa glasses by jyoujo a quiet life - the grandpa glasses by jyoujo

"And your family. Do you have any siblings?"

"I am advisedly an only child."


"Yes. And don't ask more. I do not speak about my family."

"I sense that you mark yourself above them in some way."

"On the contrary. I consider them to be extremely superior to me in many ways. And, in many things, regard them as teachers; I the student.

I'm in awe of their recklessness most of all. I believe I could never employ such remarkable abandon - it's really quite enviable. 

It requires a certain bravery, don't you think, to really live in a state of utter abandon? A kind of sensational bravery I do not have."

"Do not have, or do not choose to have?"

"You ask as though there is a difference."

"But there is."

"My dear friend," she smiled ruefully. "There really isn't any difference at all. 

Are we not all brave and all cowards, all wise and all ignorant, merely concerning different things?"

           - taken from Anina Bird "The anatomy of solitude."

                              An intimate collection of journals, letters and images .

  On thursday 21, June of 2012 .


t’s like getting close to the sun

I wanna tell you things I just 

can’t get air in my lungs 

long enough to explain

See I was born awake

Little by little I simply fell asleep

Then you came and it all changed

Now it’s hard to watch your back

Move away from me just like that

In an instant

All is gone, all is wrong

You were right, I was half alive

You were a shock to my system

Tearing up my  q.u.i.e.t.  life

            - Gemma Hayes

 I met you in the corner of the day

 You said I was beautiful

 But only when I’m lost .


babe , i think i am lost .

what now ?


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My images may not be reproduced in any form without my written permission.

music ~love

a l w a y s !


Everything has chains... absolutely nothing's ever changed .

" G. o. d g a v e u s o n e f a c e 

 a n d w e m a k e o u r s e l v e s a n o t h e r 

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topsi91 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You are so cute and all of your photos are amazing! I have never been in Japan, but I want to see it one day! <3
innerviki Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
the modern grandpas are so cheerful! :wow:
how do they do that?

one question,
what is the thing on the right side of Your head?
placed close to Your right ear,
I'm just curious :D

jyoujo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Photographer
 that's hard to explain , but it's on the hat .
btw , Aya took this picture xD
DawnstarW Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's good to see you again, my friend. How have you been? Oh! Been meaning to ask you if the cherry blossoms have been blooming over in your area. Because of our drought situation over here in California, many of our trees are blossoming months before they should and I was worried that Japan might be having the same problem. Hope you and yours are doing well! 
jyoujo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Photographer
Actually they are in a few places 
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looking great, Yoshi!
so you changed your glasses' frames?
jyoujo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Photographer
I kinda have a handful of them , 
Types and colors xD
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wooah~ must be cool! I keep all of my old ones with me, but they're all so worn out that I have to stick with the newest one
zZToraZz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
: )
jyoujo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Photographer
i went to buy some glasses yesterday and , i was going for some "old look" model .
i think i got one xD . that screams i'm a father :nod:
zZToraZz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
that screams you have grandchildren :D
i'm kiddin' 
looks good on you :nod:
i love how you people in jpn can pull off any kind of fashion and it's not strange... a bit jealous about it too : )
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