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she wishes she has lovely knees, instead she has a lovely
way to see the world. she doesn't believe in umbrellas, only
the stars in the midnight sky and the raindrops running down
her neck, arms, legs, spine.

she knows things that most will find useless: there are more
stars in outer space than there are grains of sand on earth. dogs
have over three hundred facial expressions, mostly made with
their ears. the average person will spend two weeks waiting
for the traffic lights to change in their lifetime.

she wonders: what if stars are just dead pixels in the sky? what
if they are specks with worlds living in them? that would mean
that we are just a speck to someone who thinks they are alone
in the universe.

she does not get along with logic. logic is not wisdom, creativity
is. she wakes up in the middle of the night and scribbles her
thoughts on post it notes: through the forest, down to your bones.
the air sleeps under people's beds. when we get there, we'll
be lost again: send me a postcard if you get that far.

she sits on his bed and orders one beautiful sunrise after
another. she says: let's reinvent what magic is. he says, i
miss your magic when you're not there, she says. where do
yawns go when no one catches them?

she's waiting for a train. she sends postcards to people. she
writes them messages on post it notes and hides them, behind
the cupboard, in a winter jacket pocket, behind the photo in
a frame. when they forget about it, they will find it and it will
remind them of beautiful things.

she loves making discoveries about the world: in the middle of
the night, she ran to the top of the hill to find the town was
shining. at four in the morning, the world is magic because the
sun has not yet had a chance to change anything.

she says: i have a telephone wire for all your thoughts and old
sneakers. she says: on the rooftop is where you find the sky
and most people forget this. she says: less than ten people are
killed by sharks each year.

she writes her numbers out with letters, she dislikes even
numbers. she lost an eyelash, she thinks good things happen
at fifty-two. she replaces fear of the unknown with curiosity.
she says: light up with me under the thunderstorm sky. she
says: this morning i woke up and walked into a river. sometimes
she finds a little row-boat in the middle of the river.

she thinks: it's the footnotes that nobody reads. or maybe it's
only the footnotes that everybody reads. the little things are most
important. like: vanilla trees and toy-boats and stars and the
sunrise and that

morning silence

and
character study for a film that im working on with someone from uni =]

this turned out a lot more like a self portrait, but im how the character is anyway!
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely gorgeous!
I want to read it over and over. There is so much meaning in these words. It makes me feel small and warm and content. :heart:
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This made me feel lit up on the inside, just happy, with a new brighter perspective after all the darkness I've been going through. Thank you for the smile.
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Andie110 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
gorgeous. . .
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Horris Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Wow, I really enjoyed this. Very interesting.
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squidshine Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
That is gorgeous.
Thank you!!
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skyeatsarin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Slightly reminds me of the book Stargirl (:
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51245124 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
whoever that is i love them
wow brilliant
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Fantasia-In-A-Minor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
This is so beautiful. So lines remind me of myself, most especially the part about hiding post-it notes that "remind them of beautiful things."

Again,
This is so beautiful.
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theresambraun Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Student Writer
Love it :heart:
And it really reminds me of myself, actually. :]
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Vasilisa-Uzhasnaja Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece made my heart stop in my chest...I feel I just read about myself. This girl is...essentially myself in ever way.. You have no idea how moved I am, I almost cried. Every single thing is the way I am, something I have said, thought, or done in the past. The part about hating even numbers almost gave me a heart attack.

You say this is like a self-portrait? That makes me happy, because a lot of people have tried to make me feel bad for being different and 'weird' for thinking about things that no one else cares about and acting too young for my age, getting excited about little simple things that no one ever notices. I believe there is something wrong with the 'normal' boring people of this world, instead of the other way around. They'll never know what they're missing, and that seems like the scariest thing to me.
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Saceronsage Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009   General Artist
Simply beautiful. I think in this at least you have beaten art with words.
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Kaytifa Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Your words are such mirrors in electronic windows that I often see an inward reflection of me. But you and I aren't real. We're only people.
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summernightangel Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
breathtaking poem, i loved every line of it :D
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heppity Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
oh i love how it ends!
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Daydreamer-x Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
this is perfect,
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DreamsLive Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student Writer
I can't describe to you the million ways this touched me. I wish I could see the universe through your eyes, they see so much more than mine. May you never lose your wonder :]
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tildesk Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
wow. sounds like me. Fucking brilliant
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TheBloodWriter Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Student Writer
I love morning silence.
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damoser Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
i think i might have to steal the messages on post-it notes in the cupboard idea.

interesting and beautiful views on life.
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ruushii-chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I was mesmerised by your words..
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krish-x Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Student Writer
this is phenominal, sublime, amazing. just beautiful

:heart:
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Hollow-Revenge Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Breathtaking. I love the character, she's someone I would want to be friends with. Everything in this poem is just...perfect with the rest of it. Thank you.
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undeniably Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009   Writer
I say that all the time, about logic and creativity :) I feel like I can relate to this poem a lot :) Except I'm pretty clueless when it comes to useless information LOL.
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Zeitnot Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
love it!

the text sounds just beautiful and real and somehow important.
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:iconsasukeuchihafangirlx:
This has to be one of the most..... I can't even think of a word. From a writer to a writer, this is absolutely amazing. <33333
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:iconpurplelaceandcrayons:
This is AMAZING. It really is, it's beautiful.

(And more people are killed by coconuts each year than sharks.)
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tbird-dove Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
You are a lovely, interesting person. :) This is beautiful, a wonderful character sketch. I love the imagery.

This is just lovely. I faved a while back (maybe a few days ago...?), but I only just now commented...

All I can say is that it's lovely. :D
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
a. your umbrella idea > my umbrella idea

b. vanilla trees sound strangely yet undeniably appealing

c. 'she knows things that most will find useless: there are more
stars in outer space than there are grains of sand on earth. dogs
have over three hundred facial expressions, mostly made with
their ears. the average person will spend two weeks waiting
for the traffic lights to change in their lifetime.'
that was magical :heart:
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ChrisDWalker Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
I appreciate your words.
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Silver-Rainbow Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009   Writer
this is possibly my favourite thing I've ever read on DA. Lovely :)
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Bane-of-hatred Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
This is so

so pure.
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musicxmirror Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Student General Artist
this is beautiful.
all your poems are so unique. your personality really shows through your writing :]
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pyxelz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
I rarely bother reading any poetry on dA, but I must say that this really stands out. :thumbsup:
Love the images and the sense of wonderment
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badboysluvr Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
She sounds very cute and like a wonderful person to be around
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imagine-like-crazy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I think I overuse this phrase every time I comment on you stuff, but once again:

I love this, it's beautifully amazing. :heart:
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openhandedsmiles Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009   Writer
I love it. That's exactly how I wish I could write. <3
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SpookyCookie Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
I love girls like that! :) I think it would've been more unique if those "useless facts" hadn't been so known though.
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pagoose Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
this was fantastic. you can actually imagine people like that in the world.

its beautiful!
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kallia-goldenwings Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
oh my god that was just so good.
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Black-Wolfess Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
This is just absolutely beautiful dear.
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Genesisblade9 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Oh I love the writing, and the character, and the images!
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z0mgwafflez Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
This is absolutely incredible. I love it.
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EverlastingEvenstar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I just love it! Fantastic job :D I just love the cleverness of the right combinations of words that stir such feelings in me. Thanks :)
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Silent-Lulliby Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Student Writer
this is by far the most beautiful thing i have read in a very long time. and i was having such a tragic week, this made it better. thank you :hug:
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Rainah19 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
I love this, it's beautiful! I'm happy to see some literature getting recognition, good for you!
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FruitsBasketFanM Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
AWW!! cool. i like it. its so deep.
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Freekie-darling Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
this is quite endearing. it makes me feel understood in some odd way. :shrug:
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evanescentxdream Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
this is really pretty. ._. :heart:
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Mythologique Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
she seems intruiging and i'm glad that i can relate :)
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GaBrIeLlA123 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
{at four in the morning, the world is magic because the
sun has not yet had a chance to change anything.}

I love this, alot of it reminds me of me (: really beautiful!
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