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Restraint

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How must the universe appear to you in such a way? So bound, so sharp, so lonely and chaotic? A forever swirling mass of darkness one could easily fall through and never stop falling?


...The universe is a quiet place. It is silent. Soft and mournful. Primordial and wounded. Unconscious yet roiling with every refusal to be known and realized.


The smaller one's visions get, the louder this world becomes to them. The smaller the world becomes, the deeper one's mind becomes entrenched....until it comes bleeding out from within onto the Earth. Any soul unfortunate to bare witness is similarly cursed..


There are minds warped by small worlds, and souls, fragmented, poured into objects and things. Are you aware you are among things that fear silence and darkness yet luxuriate in the agonies of a well lit chaos?


How terrifying it must be...living a life so restrained. So articulately fragile and bound to the things of the play...that the moon can offer no comforts, and a thing as a quiet night can drown a soul to madness.

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What I interpret from your writing is that we are too drawn to needless distractions such as phones and social media, to the point where a quiet night in nature seems maddening.

I think this piece turned out well. Great use of texture on the background, good use of color and weight, and lovely contrast between the razor-thin strings and the rest of the image. You can really feel their tension, as if they're digging into your skin. Well done.

I'm not exactly sure what is going on here but I enjoy this greatly.

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Shane-Frost
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Uploaded
Apr 21, 2020
6:17 PM EDT
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