I Embrace It I'm all alone. The dark encompasses me and I embrace. The cold caresses me and I accept it. This isn't the way things are supposed to be though.More Like This
The sun is supposed to shine down on my skin, bathing me in warm sunlight. I'm supposed to be surrounded my dozens of my closest friends. But I'm not. I'm bitter and frigid and hard to get along with, just like what surrounds me.
No, I'm not secluded in a dark room. Nor am I trapped by someone out to get me. It's in my mind that surrounded by darkness and cold that seems unending. It's in my mind that I have no one but myself for support. And I embrace it gladly.
A Slaves Lost HopeMore Like This
The cold iron bites into my wrist, rubbing the flesh raw. The wound on the back of my head finally quit bleeding, but the dried blood is still caked to the sides of my face and the back of my neck. The joints in my knees are still sore from the fall I suffered due to the whip cracked around my ankle by the slave trader. The splinters are still lodged in my feet from the wooden boards they were beaten with.
The dark brown skin of the man chained next to me was wrinkled and pocked. Blackish blood ran throughout the crevices of his skin. Chained to him was a little girl, no older than six. Her once unmarred skin now patterned with lacerations. On her face was an expression I will never forget. The young face that should know nothing yet of the world, already looked like it had seen too much.
We've been on the boat for a week now, all the while swaying softly in the sea. The smell of the salt no longer strong eno
Ladybugs of 2012 - Photography Contestdragonfly-oli and me, Kara-a, decided to do a photography contest regarding some lovely little creatures - ladybugs!More Like This
Here is some short information about it:
Deadline: December 24th, Christmas!
You need to fave this journal!
Only photographs which have been actually taken in 2012. So pictures which have been taken in December 2011, and being submitted in January 2012 are NOT allowed and will be disqualified.
It has to contain a ladybug, living or still life.
You need to send your submission to either me,Kara-a or dragonfly-oli in a note, telling us it is for our contest. You will be added to a folder with other submissions. If you are not added to this specific folder, just note us.
Two submissions per person.
You may change your submission, but please tell it to us in a note.
ONLY PHOTOGRAPHY, manipulations or heavy edits will be