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July 22, 2012
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Canon
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somewhere in between by jyoujo somewhere in between by jyoujo
How I can't recall
But im staring at
What once was the wall

So this is where you are
And this is where I am
Somewhere between
Unsure and a hundred



☆ if you ever feet like needing a little time alone .
this is your place . . " the thought room "
please visit and be amazed by .





Since these spider Lilies usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox,
they are described in Chinese and Japanese translations of the Lotus Sutra as ominous flowers that grow in 地 獄(also known as Hell),
and guide the dead into the next reincarnation.
A famous legend is of two elves: 曼 珠, who guarded the flower, and 沙 華 who guarded the leaves.
Out of curiosity, they defied their fate of guarding the herb alone, and managed to meet each other.
At first sight, they fell in love ♥ with each other. G.O.D, exasperated by their waywardness,
separated the miserable couple, and laid a curse on them as a punishment:
the flowers of 曼 珠 shall never meet the leaves of 沙 華 again.
It was said that when the couple met after death in hell , they vowed to meet each other after reincarnation.
However, neither of them could keep their words. ♥

Some other legends have it that when a person sees someone that they may never meet again,
these flowers, also called red spider lilies, would bloom along the path.
Perhaps because of these sorrowful legends .




You once told me, our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we touch.

Is that true for everybody, or is it just poetic bullshit?



:icondonotplz::iconusemyartplz:

Copyright jyoujo ( Yoshi ).
All rights reserved.
My images may not be reproduced in any form without my written permission.
music ~love
a l w a y s !

:blowkiss:



i 'm sure we'll grow ...
but we'll never bloom again...
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:iconnatashafaithz:
Natashafaithz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Love the background story! <3
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smart-dead Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a real flower ?!!! ... amazed *_*
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Photographer
yes it is.
it's almost the time for bloom again this year .
you can look them as equinox flower .
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:iconsmart-dead:
smart-dead Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's nice to discover things that we might never see in our lives .. it's like a very different world existing somewhere :) your photography is very beautiful by the way (red and black) :D And about the thoughts room .. loved the music :) thank you :))
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Dudes4eva Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a beautiful picture. I like it.
I know that the flower has something to do with death, but I didn't know the legend, it's really sad. Q.Q
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Photographer
: )
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:iconinfinite-stardust:
Infinite-Stardust Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely sad legend :/ Beautiful picture of the spider lily!
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:iconsa-yuuri:
Sa-yuuri Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is just awesome! And the legend, too, didn't know about it :3 Beautiful <3
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:iconrai91:
Rai91 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic!
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:iconlunafeles:
LunaFeles Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Photographer
oh I love the atmosphere of this pic...
but for me it seems to be a melancholic atmosphere
I hope you're fine :hug:
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Photographer
: )

i'm okay .
those are just words .

; )
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:iconlunafeles:
LunaFeles Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Photographer
okay :)
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:iconpinkbunnilicious:
pinkbunnilicious Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow - thanks for sharing "the thought room" - i actually needed something like that today... :hug:
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Photographer
:glomp:
i like ti very much when i first saw it .
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:iconnaomicchi-desu:
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!
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:iconmysticaldreamer:
MysticalDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As always I love when you photograph these flowers! Amazing!
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:iconhakaiakumu:
HakaiAkumu Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
this shot really does express the sadness in the legend~
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:iconankh666:
Ankh666 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a legend...very moving, very sad. I haven't known it before.

But the implication that true love and happiness isn't for everybody makes me cringe.
Is our fate really predefined that way?
I don't want to think so...
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:iconliberumequa:
LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
This flower does have a sort of... "macabre" look, thinking about the kind of association people have with it. But one must admit, it is also a beautiful flower in its own right. It almost looks like an alien life-form, too. :aww:
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Photographer
: )
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:iconnarare:
narare Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
:wow: Beautiful catch! :heart:
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:iconaventris93:
aventris93 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Sooo beautiful.... :love:
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:iconlyricalautumnwind:
LyricalAutumnWind Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing! The flower looks so surreal. Like it's not even a real plant, but some sort of abstract formation. Absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
These are my favorite flowers in the world. They are so beautiful, even though they are so sad.
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Photographer
they are kind of my favorites too .
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:iconbookie-bear:
bookie-bear Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Amazing. To say the least, very deep.
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:icondrakora5588:
drakora5588 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
That's cool
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:iconrannara:
RanNara Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it.
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:iconrovert13:
rovert13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this :) I feel a lot better now~
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:iconlettherebeapples:
LetThereBeApples Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:clap: All there is to say is to say nothing.
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:iconu-ni-corn:
U-ni-corn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconmy-little-moon:
My-little-Moon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
I didn't knew this kind of flower, and the legend is beautifull :butterfly:
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Photographer
: )
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