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wishes and whispers by jyoujo wishes and whispers 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.





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BAK123 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student
i love the pic, an the quote i believe is the bitter sweet truth of life :)
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Camel51 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the poem so much. Or is it a short story? Idk but lovely picture
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Kaloszek Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Photographer
So Sakura starts to blossom :) beautiful... It's so far but I will fly to Japan some day and see everything :)
Amazing photos :)
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keruji Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best of the best picture...arigatouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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Scorpion31 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
tranquility!
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Antriade Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
amazing <3
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Dabug123 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is lovely (:
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MaryLouise-x Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aww such a pretty picture :)
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signofAdream Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist
it's very beautiful..
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MoiChromatic Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Beautiful photograph and lovely excerpt~!
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