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"- Once, when I was younger even than you, playing with a mirror on the edge of a pit of someones house, on a farm in the wild.
The well was dry and the beautiful reflection of the mirror running like a flashlight by the dark wall, you know it , right?
But suddenly the mirror fell and shattered in the back. I was desperate, I wanted to throw in there to get the pieces of my mirror.
Then someone , took me by the hand and comforted me
saying there was no point any more because even though I joined, one by one, all the pieces, the mirror will never be like it was before .
You know, I see myself like that shattered mirror: we can go deep down and glue the pieces,
but then it all comes to reflect , the sky, the trees, people, everything, everything will be like myself,
broken into a thousand pieces. You see, sad is not what might happen ... . Sad is what is happening right now.
My sick mind, my sick heart ... And there is no remedy. Only whispered voices that there is still perfect as the mirror, before falling to the ground.
oh . and i hear the voices just fine .

someone is knockin' on my door .
wtf ! ! ! "






"The word “barzakh” in Arabic originally means a barrier between two things.
As a temporal concept, the barzakh is mentioned in the Quran as the time between death and resurrection. The departed souls, as they are transferred across the boundaries of the mortal realm, will rest in a period of transitory inactivity until the Judgment Day.

Although it is seen as a separator, it is more interesting to think about the barzakh as a “between” that links two places, two situations, two states…  

I think that we all live in a kind of barzakh, moving from a state of mind to another, from a situation to a different one, crisscrossing boundaries of different natures:  cultural, linguistic, ideological, psychic… consciously or unconsciously, and thus throughout  our lives."


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Given 2011-10-13
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barzakh by *jyoujo

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scottluvsjenna Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a beautiful picture. But barzakh won't be pretty as this is where a person will suffer grave torture for his sins. Basically in Islamic belief, it's a place where people stay before the Day of Judgement... Before being sorted as either good and bad, sent to either Heaven or Hell. And that place is called barzakh. You have shot a beautiful picture but barzakh won't be nearly as pretty as this. In fact, it won't be pretty at all.
I love your photo, btw :)
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Photographer
If that is what barzakh means , being in the " in between " places
Before G.O.D. ( whatever one believe in ) decides where you should go ,
Like you are in some sort of a weight of you acts place ,then by no means
I can't see why it shouldn't be pretty a all.
I mean , if one is yet to decide where you deserves to go then,
Why good people should be in a place "not pretty at all" before they get to
Heaven . Isn't earth already enough .

Anyways , thank you for your input , it got me thinking over a few things .
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scottluvsjenna Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, that. About the pious and the holy, they have a different kind of barzakh. Meaning they don't have the grave punishments and tortures if they have cast no sins. I'm Muslim and I'm told by my elders and the Holy Quran that when good people, who live their lives according to God's plan, are lying in their graves, they suffer no torture and no punishments. Instead a window appears in their grave which gives them the insight to Heaven. They can feel the cool and refreshing air of Heaven and they know they are the ones who will get to Heaven. However, for the wrong-doers, all sorts of punishments and torture await them in the grave. Snakes, and fire and leeches just waiting to eat them alive. And this happens the very moment a person is buried, and it goes on and on, every single day and night, every second and every hour until the Day of Judgement. My bad, I overlooked that part in my previous comment. Barzakh is "not pretty at all" for the wrong-doers. Sorry for missing that out. And you're welcome. I am glad you think that way. :)
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
thank you so much for explaining that to me .
it' very nice to hear another people believes .
i am a buddhist , but i do respect and appreciate
every religion . thank you again !
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scottluvsjenna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. I am glad to hear that. I am Muslim and I really don't like to disrespect other's beliefs and religions. Everyone has a right to their own opinions. You're welcome. :)
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innerviki Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
instead of setting more and more barriers and boarders, all of us should search for points that will bind us,
just as this bridge binds the land separated by a river...
lovely setting, so warm colours and unique atmosphere of this place...
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SiCK-of-ThiS Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely ^_^
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Juliana4781 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to see a place like this.. So awesome :D Congrats :D
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Mythika92 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
I'd like to die there! o___o ♥
(no, I don't want to die xD !)
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amandas-sketches Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured [link]
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928 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
I'd love to see a place like this. :heart:
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Looks great – very peaceful :excited:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Photographer
thanks !
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
My pleasure! You're always very welcome! :hug:
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Sunsetsurfer21 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVe you photogRaPhy!!! =) BeautifuL!!
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erusama13 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
kakkooooiiii daaaaa...!!!!! :iconrainbowtearplz:
love thissssss....!!!!! great! cool! awesomeee!!! XD
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cbr750 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Hermosa fotografia!!
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Yasuki-Konno Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Ethereally beautiful; the atmosphere is powerful here. :star::heart::star:
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SunnyOShea Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student
So beautiful!
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Sashich Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wont to be there:D
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Nightmarecl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Stunning work, great shot and a wonderful poem make a great combination.
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latiro-mazzaire Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely marvelous photography. Gotta love autumn here!
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TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Fitting picture for such a word.
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Houkou-NRL Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
The colours you've captured here are no less than brilliant. I wish we had such vivid colours where I lived, but...sadly we just don't, so I've fallen in deeper love with this shot than I might have normally. Wonderful work, and a well-earned DD!
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student Photographer
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johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Yep, Alam Barzakh, the state of resurrection. Where all souls shall know what they have done and be judged...

gorgeous!
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Vivi-S Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
So Beautiful! Wonderful colors :heart:
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Virulentuoso Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
in Turkish we say Araf for that word : Barzakh... it's first time i hear it, i know a bit Arabic and Quran thou.. any way cool concept ;)
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MonochromeDestiny Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful shot~ <3
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lovehatewhateverxx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Writer
Beautiful photo :wow: I'm speechless
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RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   General Artist
The colors are amazingly beautiful! :heart:
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daydreamer1324 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
How come you got into Heaven early? Really, this is so beautiful.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student Photographer
: )
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Carrotopia Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Simply gorgeous.
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KanaraR Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! :D
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SolaceElement Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i want to get away
this is where i want to go
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soler7 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Beautiful shot !
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MissBoo89 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Stunning! The colors are absolutely gorgeous.
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Onashii Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Wow! Gorgeous colors and composition!
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Glamrgrl104 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't know what barzakh was until this pic. I quite love all teh colors captured and just a beautiful shot.
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Photographer
: )
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SAnimer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Umm i would like to pastel this if thats ok with you. so may i?
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becursed Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Writer
Gorgeous. Congrats on the DD
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AW-Astrogirl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Beautiful. Just beautiful
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AdARDurden Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning !! Congrats on the DD !! :)
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Grumgre1 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
oh, I love Autumn! very beautiful photo!
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Ciel-Nocturne Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely place and shots. It's amazing the contrast between the colours of purple and orange of the trees comparing the ones on the background, and how they're reflected on the water below. Also, interesting to know what barzakh is, and I think this place could be it. :) Congrats on the DD, really deserved!
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks !
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TheSorceress Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Heavenly.
Literally.
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