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Loves Mournful Passage by porkshanks Loves Mournful Passage by porkshanks
She was dimension traveling. She had been doing it so long she forgot why.

As her sight faded between the different layers of parallel worlds, she held her hand up to better see her aura and thus to know if she was traveling in a correct mindset or not.

And that is when it caught her eye.

It was a ring on her wedding finger. It was so diaphanous she nearly missed it, so she backtracked a few layers and found it again.

Yes, there was a wedding gown on the back of her wrist. On some level somewhere in some distant world not unlike her own, they were celebrating this day with a wedding.

But not in this world. In this world, it is nothing more than International Steampunk Day, and she was suddenly thinking of how cleaning up that last mess on the coffee table had made her realize that everything in the room sang to her of his name.

The song was of his absence.

After sitting with a friend and weeping for a while, she finally decided to admit what she hoped was not to be taken as a sad thing, but of a celebration of the discovery of what it feels like to lose a true love.

She took a picture of the necklace she had made and began to write a story.

"I haven't been able to write anything lately because Anthony and I have been broken up. Anthony inspired all of the characters I care about in my stories in some way or another."


Happy International Steampunk Day :)

Celebrate the people in your life that mean something to you. I might go fly a kite now.

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talyra Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
I hope creating this helped you move on a little more. It's beautiful, it perfectly evokes the nature of something fragile and ethereal with the sweeping curves and open space. I love dragonflies anyway so I may be biased, but the choice of dragonfly as a symbol is beautiful too.
hard-working Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Interface Designer
Can I buy it, anywhere? It´s very very nice:).
vixana666 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
This is my favourite thing you have ever done... simply gorgeous. :+fav:
emmav Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That is utterly beauriful.
EzraShadowstorm Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
A lovely piece embodying a lovely story. *gives you a hug*
IncompleteMe Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is a gorgeous necklace Shanks.
I wish you calmness in troubled times.
porkshanks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks, although I'm not really troubled.

Sometimes people just grow apart. I saw this coming for almost a year, and we broke up in December, so I've started to grow in new ways myself.

I really do want this to be seen as a celebration of how much it hurts when someone you've shared 4 awesome years with won't be quite so close any more.
IncompleteMe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Ohhh. More to it then. Sorry.
Then...general strength to keep on rocking and rolling like you have been, and to keep on going and growing. :)
mrTwisby Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. :+fav:!
alwaysxsecondxbest Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist
If it's meant to be, it will come again.

Some of the most beautiful creations come from loss.

You will see happy days again, I promise. :]

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