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This is a bold departure from your other work. Like most of you deviations, it is raw, charged with emotional energy. But here, you exh...

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In a second
November 10, 2015 at 9:14
What Can Happen In A Second
A universe can be born from nothing and grow, within that first second, more than it will in the next 5 billion years. A child can be conceived in less than a second, far less. Like life, death comes in far less than a second. From no-life to life in an instant. An instant. From life to no-life in an instant. The course of a life, your life, can change in an instant. Mine did. It vanished. From life on course, proceeding as planned, to no course, no plan, in an instant. It took much more than a second for me to realize I was lost. It took much more than a second for things to build to that point. But the point passed in an instant. No more building. Just a jumble. A tangled mess of cables and struts, broken rubble, shattered glass. Sliding and tumbling down the embankment in billowing clouds of dust and steam.
The dog wanted out. She wanted to go outside. As was our custom, she woke me, moaning, growling and barking
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What is your favorite time to meditate? 

1 deviant said Sunrise
1 deviant said Sunset
1 deviant said Midnight
1 deviant said Moonset
No deviants said Noon
No deviants said Moonrise
No deviants said When I am unhappy.
No deviants said When I am confused.
No deviants said When I am weary.
No deviants said When I am angry.


Weed Walker by ILiveInTheWoods
Out for a walk recently I strayed from the road, probably for a closer look at something I noticed off to the side. I am curious that way. I found I was surrounded by weeds. Its fall here, and most of them are dry, apparently dead. They are russet, brown, and orange in color and they are beautiful. They are covered with seeds that stick to my clothes, their branches and tendrils cling to my legs. When I pull the burrs off of my clothes, they stick to my fingers. When I thrash through the branches and tendrils, or reach down to pull them aside, their thorns stick me.

I stumbled, and fell, and reacted, “Damn it! Why do we have to have these weeds?”

I lay there for a moment, to catch my breath, and noticed my pulse gently thrumming in my ears. As the thrumming faded I noticed the weeds rustling in the evening breeze. I saw martens and bats sweeping and darting just above the weeds, dining on mosquitos. I felt soft earth and brittle stems beneath me. The stillness settled around me and all grew quiet.

Time passed.

I made my way to my feet, took a deep breath and a good stretch, felt on my face the last warm rays of the sun, and turned toward home.


George DeStefano
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I was a newspaper writer and photographer for a while, then a programmer for a long while. I am retired, teaching yoga, and exploring other interests. I want to try to use my creative and expressive talents to share reflections that resonate.

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thank you :)
MyEmeraldTears Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for all of the continuous support you've been giving me
your comments always bring light onto my world
I don't get any support at all from anyone older than me, and I'm always desperately looking for like 
some kind of parental figure almost?? someone who can understand how much pain i'm in and validate it, tell me i'm strong, be there for me
Thank you, it must seem weird but i'm basically crying because it means so much to me. thank you so much for caring enough to comment
ILiveInTheWoods Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome. You are strong. I'll be here. 
MyEmeraldTears Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
how's it going? <3
ILiveInTheWoods Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
All ok here, how are you? I'm almost finished with a yoga teacher training we started in January 2015. By the end of next week I should be done with that and ready to send you some reference photos for the commission I mentioned earlier. 
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Thanks for the fav I always appreciate it :)
ILiveInTheWoods Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome 😊 
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