he promises her a castle in the clouds by ShadowDancer

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he is driving her
back towards home
on the curvy road
their backs facing
the path that led to the sea
where they ran together
on the sun burnt beach
and tasted the sticky salt
that danced on their tongue
as they kicked at the surging waves
and held hands firmly

as he is driving
back towards home
he promises her
a castle in the clouds

and she finds herself
wanting to tattoo this moment
onto her sun kissed skin
so it will always be
permanent and never ending

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sea, clouds, blue, road, love, home, castle, romance, promise

I am a dreamer, artist, and mother. I dance in the rain, spend too much time reading books, and live for my family. I am a gypsy, poet, musician, and artist. But most of all, I am a butterfly fairy. Come dream with me.

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  • RaOrEmraeh
    RaOrEmraehover 5 years ago

    Beautiful sentiments and writing. Lovely picture.

  • thank you greatly, cassidy.

    – ShadowDancer

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 5 years ago

    Oh such beautiful words and image ShadowDancer. Together they make my soul dance :)

  • oooh anthea… i so love soul dancing.. i think i shall join you. xx

    – ShadowDancer

  • choodie
    choodieover 5 years ago

    beautiful writing and lovely pic. The alsting memory of a time never to be forgotten

  • choodie woodie, thank you so much…

    – ShadowDancer

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 5 years ago

    this is just incredibly beautiful and reminds me of a personal moment with my now hubby riding in a car and promising me a very similar thing. absolutely awesome! : )) xoxoxo

  • ohhhh how wonderful that you share an experience like this… i’ve had this photo for some time and always felt it contained a story within it but didn’t find it until the other day.. maybe it’s your story that came to me. :) xxx

    – ShadowDancer

  • Duffboy
    Duffboyover 5 years ago

    A beautiful combination of text and imagery.

  • thanks very much duffboy.. i appreciate that.

    – ShadowDancer

  • Peter Maeck
    Peter Maeckabout 5 years ago

    The blurred, speed-suggesting red-and-white curbing is a brilliant dash of excitement, implying that the castle in the clouds remains a dream, off in the distance, sped by in a rushing vehicle, tantalizingly close but heartbreakingly off beyond the road of possibility.

  • i’m glad you enjoyed the curbing… i couldn’t decide whether to leave it or get rid of it… but i wanted that feeling of flying past, a momentary dream in motion..

    – ShadowDancer

  • Peter Maeck
    Peter Maeckabout 5 years ago

    … And yet speeding by something, even a castle in the clouds, does not necessarily mean it is impossible to return to it. The glimpse of it, the impression received, the excitement experienced, can sustain one until a return to the castle becomes possible through whatever change in circumstances. Or the castle may lose its allure, or be recognized as a destination that is more potent as myth than reality. At the same time, who says we can’t, or shouldn’t strive toward and hope to enter a realm of myth? What is a photograph after all, or a painting, or a poem, or a novel? They are myths made of reality; they are artifice, they are “fiction,” but in being so they truer than “truth.”

  • and YES you are right, it’s not impossible… i really feel dreams are a crucial part of our lives, they are the fire that burns inside of us and pushes us further than we would go without them.. without dreams, would we ever excel and achieve great things, or push ourselves to do the extraordinary? maybe they won’t literally live in a castle in the sky, but that castle can be the symbol for their life together, a life of security, happiness, and reaching their dreams together. and what is more to life than that? xxx

    – ShadowDancer

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasabout 5 years ago

    Great promise! :) Love your sensitivity!!!

  • thank you dorina!! i hope she gets her promise. :)

    – ShadowDancer

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work,..

  • thank you charuhas

    – ShadowDancer

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