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Beautiful bird, beautiful cage by liea Beautiful bird, beautiful cage by liea
Heyy, it's been a while. This is the result of some thoughts about polyamory and how to make sure your colors, joy, and growth as a person in a relationship don't fade over time.

I saw some beautifully decorated Thai bird cages but the birds in them weren't as bright and active as the ones I'd seen in the wild. Instead they just sat there, kinda meek and pale, as if they had lost their colors to the cage. 

I've been thinking about polyamory, and whether or not there's an irony similar to the cage analogy to be found in the idealization of monogamy. To allow a partner to be free to continue exploring and learning about themselves through other people seems to stem from a very conscious kind of love, care, and trust. Once you open that cage and start thinking of which rules of engagement would actually suit both, well, there's a whole world of options out there.
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Anvonavi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Green finch and linnet bird,
Nightingale, blackbird,
How is it you sing?
How can you jubilate siting in cages,
Never taking wing?
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liea Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
nice, is it by you?
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Anvonavi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
No, it's from Sweeney Todd musical
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LarsBarrigaIsTrans Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
sad but beautiful
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Shembre Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
This is really beautiful!
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liea Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
happy you like it ^^
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tehwatcher Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
1st this one powerful art

2nd T_T  amazing work but heavy
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liea Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's not an easy topic, for sure.
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tehwatcher Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
1st your welcome

2nd :)

3rd so true
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