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April 7, 2012
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Apr 8, 2012, 11:05:03 AM
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sakura starlight by jyoujo sakura starlight by jyoujo
   ♡ for a moment my heart stopped and ,thank G.O.D. ,
it was just your ghost passing through ♡

" 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)

♫ 大塚 愛 - " 愛 "

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.


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music ~love
a l w a y s !


i 'm sure we'll grow ...
but we'll never bloom again...
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YumiMaYumi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So true, that it hurts.
Rachhh-x Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured on my page, [link] :hug:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Photographer
BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Great message Yoshi :heart::rose:
Life is to short to hold on to darkness, never hold on for to long.....
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Photographer
: )
yiimisekiz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
so lovely!
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, I like Ootsuka Ai as well *-*
And that melody fits really well with the feeling involved in the picture!
jyoujo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Photographer
she is the best !
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, she is!! >w<~
Lililulila Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
So solemn and tender at the same time. It looks sunny and positive too. :).
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