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Light Sleeper by Kechake Light Sleeper by Kechake
Heal the scars from off my back
I don't need them anymore
You can throw them out or keep them in your mason jars
I've come home

All my nightmares escaped my head
Bar the door, please don't let them in
You were never supposed to leave
Now my head's splitting at the seams
And I don't know if I can

Here, beneath my lungs, I feel your thumbs press into my skin again


Radical Face - Welcome Home [link]

~squidlarkin [foggy forest] ; ~Sugary-stock [dandelion field] ; ~spiritsighs-stock [dandelion brushes] ; ~midnightstouch [tree branches]

Scrap background that decided to become 'something'.

Model is my own photography
Karolin-Lii @ Living Models
Owl jewelry by LottaDjossou @ Ehteari.ee

This is the story of an absent-minded girl who wanders around in the pale forests with a trembling, fragile heart. Voices whispering in her ears, she sleeps on the heavy rocks, her skin cold against the grey stones and rotten moss.

She braids feathers in her hair, wishing she was a bird. The chirping of their tiny voices never awakes her from this deep, clumsy slumber. The light of the forest is so strange, so ungentle. The smell of autumn lingers in the air, but her mind is still filled with summer. She breathes the scent of cold stones, the complex texture of dark woods, her fingers buried in the soft feathers, wishing they were her wings.

She dreams of owls, smart birds with a delicate brown plumage, watching over her sleep. In her mind is a hurricane and soon her eyes become weak and all the owls take flight. There is a storm of feathers, filled with screeching and howling and the smell of mould becomes stronger and and louder.

A sudden wind will press her against the ground and the aching sound of breaking skin wakes her up. The storm is gone and her mind is a mess. The cold, hunting night is creeping closer, masked with twlight and mist. The way home is long.

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Given 2011-09-26
An image with a beautiful story to accompany it: Light Sleeper by *Kechake ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by kuschelirmel )
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amalbaugh Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013   General Artist
very cool! love it!
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:iconwnaturalism:
WNaturalism Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Very superior scenery!!!! love it:heart:
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:iconeternal-dream-art:
Eternal-Dream-Art Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful...
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:iconzulzat2003:
zulzat2003 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Nice
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:iconeternalagony:
EternalAgony Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
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:iconcaryandfrankarts:
CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconfrankandcarystock:
FrankAndCarySTOCK Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Very beautiful!!.
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:iconbeautifulbizarremag:
BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY congrats on the DD my friend :iconcheerplz:
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you so much darling :love:
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:iconbeautifulbizarremag:
BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
My pleasure :heart:
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful is featured in my new journal...[link] :icontiphankeplz:
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:icone-dinaphotoart:
E-DinaPhotoArt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Wonderful title !!
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:icone-dinaphotoart:
E-DinaPhotoArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
:hug:
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:iconcruciald:
cruciald Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
featured this on [link] THX!
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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:iconxbluepearlx:
xBluepearlx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
:love: Featured here: [link]
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks sweetie! :kitty:
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:icongaccan:
GACCAN Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
lt says with one vord,wonderful pic,well done.lt's fantastic...
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you :D
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:iconhurricanelily:
hurricanelily Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel that all is perfect and real when I look at this picture. Well done!!
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you :D
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:iconstockstouse:
stockstouse Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Pretty !!!!
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks! :D
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:iconskullbukit:
skullbukit Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I really love the concept and the work is well done, however it seems that the bird on the left draws too much attention from the girl which is the main subject, also the birds could be softer less detailed as if they were dream like. This is good portfolio piece
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you! :hug: and i agree about the birds :P
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:iconesotericfallacy:
Esotericfallacy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Writer
I love whimsical shots like these, and I like the tone and lighting. Even without your description, the picture really tells a story.
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much! :cuddle: i'm glad you like it.
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:iconhurricanelily:
hurricanelily Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am totally serious when I say that this is one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. I think it is perfect.
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
i'm so glad to hear thad :cuddle: thank you!
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:iconhivereternel:
HiverEternel Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Fabulous!
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks :D
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:iconsawad2012:
Sawad2012 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Good work
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you =)
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:icontygrays:
tygrays Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful!! There is something to look at and explore in every part of the image - breathtaking work!
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks! :D
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:iconaeirmid:
Aeirmid Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
YAY! Congrats!!!! :hug:
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank youuu :giggle:
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:icondream-piper:
Dream-Piper Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
So very lovely....and peaceful...like a midday dream
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you :D
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:iconargentum-silva:
Argentum-Silva Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I can't decide which I love more: the picture or the writing underneath it. :D This is truly amazing.
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you, thank you, thank you :D i'm so happy someone read this story XD
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Argentum-Silva Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey, my group's holding a halloween contest and visual poetry is fine to enter (as in poetry on a picture). We'd all be really glad to have someone with your level of skill enter.
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb,congratulations for your DD!
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much! :hug: :heart:
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Hauntedwhisper1610 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! WOW!
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconsilentplea:
SilentPlea Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!!:dance::hug:
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:iconkechake:
Kechake Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!! :heart:
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Dragon-Dude Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This deviation would not have brought a few tears to my eyes if it wasn't for this song: [link]

The two fit each other seamlessly. This was an instant favorite~
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