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Like You by Selfish-Eden Like You by Selfish-Eden
Inspired by the Evanescence song of the same name and by a story a dear friend told me about the death of his childhood best friend's sister. I cried while he was telling me about it, so there had to be hard rain.

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The amazing =stunningbabe wrote a poem to go along with the image. I'm so flattered! Anyway, here's the poem. It brought tears to my eyes.

"The Realization"

It's not the same, everything's blurred, run together & muddy.

Insanity was hers to feel, think, believe--everything--everything--everything could exist.

She sees his face, hears his sadness, and feels the tug and pull within.

Was it real? Was it factual? Was it something that could've happened beyond a dream?

The elusive one's mind reflects pauses, remembers, recalls, and summons endless hours of promise, dedication, commitment, and proposal.

Foggy mists blur images, talk, laughter, and the never ending abyss and emotional connection between two fading loves.

Why is it that in order to exist in life, there must also exist a sprinkle of cruelty? Cruelty--- to defer one's own heart from a romantic & deep love to a secure faithful love.

Why does life play its silly game? Why does life pick the path you must cement your feet in? When does it end, and begin where your heart wants to be?

How does the mind differentiate between real time reality and the created reality which existed --between two loves?

How does she know, that it might have, could have, maybe have happened?

Everyday it reminds her of what--now seems so far, so distant, created, made up, and pretended?

Will the loves ever appear in the flesh and finally be? Or will it always remain an apparition because it never--ever--ever could be a true realization, for the both of them?

by: ©Irene (3.12.07, 11.01 pm)
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Zaydon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Wow! Great work!
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
Thanks!
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xAngelxofxdeathx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007  Student General Artist
it seems so sad and yet so beautiful. Which evanescence song was it inspired from?
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
The song is also called Like You. :D Thanks!
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xAngelxofxdeathx Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Student General Artist
welcome
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stunningbabe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Very moving, eerie, and desperate about the piece. Love it!!
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Thank you very much!
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Buffie-Buffster Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
:cries: Is this the story Jared was telling us? God, how sad. . .

Great interpretation! ^_^
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Yes, it is. :nod: :cries: Thanks!
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Buffie-Buffster Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Welcome!
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psychobitchua Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
Too many deaths, and 2007 had only started. My grandpha just gave me black-and-white picture of him and my grandma, who died 9 years ago, and asked to color it and print bigger version. I asked why would he need it now, and he said: "For our combined gravestone". He's sure he'll die at 75, there are 2 months left till his birthday. Oh what a crap.
Pardon my :blahblah: . It's such an amazing work. Especially considering the old graveyard atmosphere, which is perfectly portrayed here. And that ghost, I didn't notice it right away, and then it almost scared me with its appearance. Please, tell me you made her and you all see her too. :fear: This will be my favourite work from you so far. It's amazing. And I'm really sorry about the loss in your friend's friend family. :hug:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
:nod: Death is always horrible. Eeeek! He needs to think positively! My grandfather said he would die when he was 63, and he did. That scared me!

Thank you! :hug: Yes, I did put her there. She's watching over her sister as she visits her grave.
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Thank you so much! :hug: I almost didn't submit it because it made me cry -- and I really didn't spend much time on it. It was just a spur of the moment, "I must make this," sort of thing.
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Hmm... I think you might be on to something. :D Maybe the next time I get a spur-of-the-moment idea, I'll make something and see what comes of it.
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Music is usually my biggest inspiration. My iPod owns me...
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angemala Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice! I like that it looks like an old painting.
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Thank you! :hug:
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north-starr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
*sniff-sniff* that song always makes me cry and think about my siblings, both living and not... very beautiful...
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Thank you very much. :hug: It's a great song, but it does make you think of those things.
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north-starr Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
it most certainly does...
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karinma Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
:deviation:

Me wants an umbrella like that:D
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Thank you! :D
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StudioVision Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007   Digital Artist
wow, grips the deeper emotion inside. Beautiful mood presented in this art creatin. :clap: :+fav:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Thank you very much. :hug:
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BarryGreenland Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful. I'm loving the ghost!
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Thank you!
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BloodyVoodoo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shit, I can't get fullview to work. I'll come back to this later. Thumbnail looks cool as hell, though!
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Thanks!
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BloodyVoodoo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the gloomy atmosphere is just perfection! Love the ghost! And I also love the way the girl pops out in white. :+favlove:
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Driven-Crazy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Oooooh. The ghost is awesome! The thumbnail version doesn't do this one justice. I absolutely love that you defied convention and chose someone in a white gown instead of black. The rain was an awesome choice.
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
In many countries, white is the color of mourning, so... Thank you! :hug:
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Driven-Crazy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Yep. I'm glad you went that road. You're welcome! :hug:
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
:hug:
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TheArcher777 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh holy crap! There's a ghostie behind her!! O.O I didn't see it at first until I full viewed then did a double take! That's so awesome! I love it when there are little surprises like that in pictures! ^.^ Great job! I love the rain especially, its brings the whole picture together nicely! That's so sad about your friend's friend's sister! ::sad face::
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Selfish-Eden Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Hehe, she's not something you notice right away. Actually, there's another ghost walking into the trees, too. Thank you! :hug:
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