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July 18, 2012
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Shutter Speed
125/100000 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
165 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Mar 27, 2010, 4:18:50 PM
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EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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Embettered by PicMonkey. http://www.picmonkey.com
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32mm
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i'll keep them still by jyoujo i'll keep them still by jyoujo
" 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)




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 didnít have the energy to deal with all those dark emotions. Eventually, I was just bored with the dark box and itís 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 itís 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. Itís important to keep that box around for a while Ė 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, youíve found the real buried treasure Ė the true gift thatís hidden in the darkness.



Elliott Smith (between the bars ) :pointr: [link] :pointl:
best cover ever


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i 'm sure we'll grow ...
but we'll never bloom again...
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Mallophora Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this pic, nice colors and shot!
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Cochalita Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
so nice soft colors and composition
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VietnameseGamer Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I Love the picture, yet it finds relation to Elliott Smith.
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Neko-Baka-Olush Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Wow,this is really amazing and so beautiful *v*
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kat2090 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Artist
hey!!

ur art so cool

enter:


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Kara-a Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in my journal :heart:
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SuniMam Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful :love:
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Tang214 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Beautiful!!!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
this looks nice
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Jakit Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
This is an amazing shot ^_^

I love the blossoms, they are stunning xD
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