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Je nais se quoi

She loves the smell of old books, the way it has a power to transport her back in time. She loves running her fingers through its ancient pages, hoping it may whisper to her the forgotten secrets of the universe.

She loves looking at the stars at night, when the sky is clear and the moon is shining full and bright. It makes her believe that magic is within her grasp and miracles are within every shooting star.

She believes in fairies and dragons, and angels most of all. It fascinates her endlessly giving colors and curves to the squares and straight lines of this material world.

Yet not be mistaken. She isn’t all sweetness and pink frosting, for she’s nowhere near.

Every night, she gets nightmares and she ends up waking at the middle with tears-stained pillow, with death in her eyes, and curses of tragedy in her words.

She knows that light and darkness are created hand in hand. That demons exist as much as angels do. She knows darkness tangibility in and out like the lines of her palm, she even kissed it passionately at centuries past, yet this does not stop her to be afraid.

When you see her, she’ll be looking straight in your eye, unwavering and searching. And you will wonder what she is made of. Is it light or darkness? Is it a fairy godmother’s wish or a witch’s curse? A pixie’s dust or a mortal’s ash? An angel’s breath or a demon’s fury?

Every time you think of her, you will wonder. But you will never quite grasp the answer.

But by this, you will know it’s her.

You will know it’s her when you suddenly realize that you’re not looking at her eyes anymore, but you are looking straight through her, and what you see isn’t her but yourself. The best you can possibly be.

She is beautiful, indeed. Otherworldly beautiful.

 

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Inspired by the lovely prompt from #FWF Beautiful People

19 Comments

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    projectechoshadow

    November 10, 2013

    You’re truly talented.

    ECHO ECHO

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    Tracesofthesoul

    November 10, 2013

    Lovely!!

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    thenaughtypoet

    November 10, 2013

    Beautiful. Love the last 2 stanzas. Perfect ending.

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      Pink Woods

      November 10, 2013

      Thanks you for such a wonderful comment! 😀

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    buildingalifeofhope

    November 10, 2013

    A strong and beautifully written piece. I can see the positive self-awareness and self-acceptance here despite the “demons” that creep in. We all feel this way. Thank you for putting the words to our own thoughts!

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      Pink Woods

      November 10, 2013

      My pleasure! I’m glad you can relate to this as well. 🙂

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    Tracesofthesoul

    November 11, 2013

    Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
    Gosh I love this post!! It breathes “freshness”…faith, hope, love…wow!! the 3 virtues rolled into one lovely message! read on…

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    phylor

    November 11, 2013

    Your story of beauty is so well written. Darkness haunts my dreams more than light — such a wonderful way to express the prompt on beauty. I saw myself the belief/idea of good and evil; fairies and demons.
    And, in the end, beauty wins out; thank you for the possibility that a person can be/become beautiful inside and shine that beauty outward!

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      Pink Woods

      November 11, 2013

      I’m glad you like it! And thank you for such encouraging comment. You make me want to write more. 🙂

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        phylor

        November 11, 2013

        I’d love to read more of your writing. I should read backwards through your blog!

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          Pink Woods

          November 11, 2013

          Thank you so much! And feel free to do so. 🙂

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    Kellie Elmore

    November 13, 2013

    Beautiful prose. Enchanting and inspiring.

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      Pink Woods

      November 13, 2013

      Thanks Kellie! I’m looking forward to this Friday’s prompt. 🙂

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    fabthink

    November 17, 2013

    I simply like it. It painted a picture of a long forgotten person in my head. Thanks.

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