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I had the pleasure of engaging in some personal, and somewhat comical conversation
with a good friend of mine today. Afterward it set me thinking, and I
decided to write down my thoughts, to help figure out what I was feeling
about it, and to explore a concept that's been on my mind
for a while now. I liked how it sounded and so I wanted
to share it with you all :aww:

If you read this, I'd love to know what you think.


She was right.

I spoke for us both when I confirmed it within myself. I'm not as composed in areas of intimacy as some would be led to believe. But that is something that I don't need to feel compelled to change. I should not fear the boldness of others, but admire the beauty in their love, and find the courage to change my perspective and, with someone by my side, to find that same passion in our own way, in our own time, and with all the unique beauty that can only belong to two individuals combined.  One thing I've come to understand about myself and about the world around me [in this time of my life where one searches their soul to find the meanings that would satisfy the questions of youth] is that we are all individuals asking the same questions; A mix of voices that shout out in a crowd of differing tongues and dialects, wondering the same things about what we cannot know about those around us. Am I just like everyone else? Should I be? The answer, I have found, is in the question. From different angles and varying directions we are all headed to the same point. One's person's fear is reflected perfectly in the mirror or another’s, and though the source of that fear may differ, the emotion behind it is the same. As it is with all things.

For a time I worry that because I don't know much about physical love that it will then be harder for me to find the emotion behind it. That it may hinder my chance for romance, by not being as experienced, or bold, or willing as those who do not fret as I do. But then I think. Just because my path is a cautious one where others may blaze new trails, doesn't mean that I won't, like we all, find that happy blissful destination at the end. It absolutely doesn’t. I find that I wish to be sweet and composed in a world that today seems to be swept away in the sexual gail of lust, love and laughter that calls young people like the wave to the shore. But I think now that I'm just standing on a different shore. Perhaps even seeing things through my own foolish misconceptions. Love is not one big ocean with intimidating shores. I’d say instead that love is a series of rivers, each taking their own paths to the sea. Though we may perceive another’s path from where we stand, and even when it seems that there are a multitude of streams all rushing in the same way, we must remember that each still bends to its own subtle composition, and though they spring from different settings, all are making their way, cautious or fearlessly, to the same distant sea.  

Today uncertainty is what inspires me, as I write these thoughts into conception. But the ideas that I’m exploring, and I hope you’d agree, appeal to the broader picture. For as human beings we are all, to quote Louisa May Alcott, hopelessly flawed and as such we will always  try to fix the impossible flaws and beautiful imperfection that make us who we are. Such pursuits cause us to question why, and how come, from which comparisons and uncertainties are born. It is good to ask and doubt and wonder, so long as we use that uncertainty to bring forth the continued intrigue that should follow. For only by asking such questions can we explore ourselves and better understand the complexities of our emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and identities. Whether we wonder about our sexuality, our confidence or cowardice, our beauty or intelligence or strength or sense of purpose in comparison to others, it is a comfort to know that the same questions are present in the minds of those around us. We are unified in what we do not know, and in what we wish to understand or accomplish. And I believe, that the answer to these, oh great and unknowable questions of life, will only be found when we ask them together as one.  


Thanks for reading!

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Love you all!




Piper Cleaveland
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Art is my obsession! I try to express my creativity any way that I can, whether that's in my digital media, writing, fanfiction, music or anything other media of expression I'm yet to try. I love art but i also love music, laughing, singing (poorly) , dancing, and eating. (as you may learn from my gallery, villians are my favorite :D )

I pour my imagination into my drawings (as best I can anyway) but what is on my paper is only a small percent of what is in my mind. Still, I always try to improve, to someday share all the magic that I otherwise see in every moment.

So I hope you enjoy what I have to offer. And may the rest of your day be an awesome one!

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Yoshiknight2 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
UsagiTenshi Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ZOMG!  SO many thanks for the :iconfavplz:!!

Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
My pleasure! ^^
BW-Babe Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your webcam image!  It pretty much sums up all father/daughter relationships in a nutshell. Ponyo FTW!

If you still find Frollo funny I've finally added something new in time for Hunchback Halloween:…
Feel free to comment on my page if you get a chance. :thanks:
Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much ^^ I love those two, mainly him, It's all that beautiful hair

I took a look and it's very nice. Well done on that editing :D
lizzzy-art Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Thank you so much for the favs, I really appreciate it!!! :aww: :hug:
Love, love, love your gallery btw! Especially the story about the Pooka :D
Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you too! :tighthug: That means a lot! I'm so glad you like him :D
You're very welcome! The linearts were beautifully done ^^
lizzzy-art Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
You are very welcome! :huggle:
Have you every thought about making the story into a comic book? That would be great! :nod: :D
Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I haven't considered it for this particular story, though I've toyed with the idea for others in the past. The only problem with doing a comic is the amount of dedication it takes. If I had nothing but time, I would probably draw out every one of my stories. But unfortunately as of right now it's easier to write them and illustrate occasional scenes.

I'm glad for your interest though! I'll hopefully be getting to writing the story in a couple of months :D
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Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Thanks a lot for faving Joy 
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