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PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE by Spiritinme

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This was taken in the United States of America on the Indiana Tollway driving through a storm at sunset and SOLD at the Open Door Gallery in MI where it is displayed in a downtown restaurant. Taken with a Nikon D90, 55 mm lens.

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OBJECTS IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR MAY BE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEARThe skies were pure and the fields were green

And the sun was brighter than it’s ever been
When I grew up with my best friend Kenny
We were close as any brothers than you ever knew

It was always summer and the future called
We were ready for adventures and we wanted them all
And there was so much left to dream
And so much time to make it real

But I can still recall the sting of all
The tears when he was gone
They said he crashed and burned
I know I’ll never learn
Why any boy should die so young

We were racing, we were soldiers of fortune
We got in trouble but we sure got around
There are times I think I see him peeling out of the dark
I think he’s right behind me now and he’s gaining ground

But it was long ago and it was far away,
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway,
Then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are

And when the sun descended and the night arose
I heard my father cursing everyone he knows
He was dangerous and drunk and defeated
And corroded by failure and envy and hate

There were endless winters and the dreams would freeze
Nowhere to hide and no leaves on the trees
And my father’s eyes were blank
As he hit me again and again and again

I know I still believe he’d never let me leave,
I had to run away alone
So many threats and fears, so many wasted years
Before my life became my own

And though the nightmares should be over
Some of the terrors are still intact
I’ll hear that ugly coarse and violent voice
And then he grabs me from behind
And then he pulls me back

But it was long ago and it was far away,
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway,
Then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are

There was a beauty living on the edge of town
And she always put the top up and the hammer down
And she taught me everything I’ll ever know
About the mystery and the muscle of love

The stars would glimmer and the moon would glow
I’m in the back seat with my Julie like a Romeo
And the signs along the highway all said,
Caution! Kids At Play!

Those were the rights of spring and we did everything
There was salvation every night
We got our dreams reborn and our upholstery torn
But everything we tried was right

She used her body just like a bandage,
She used my body just like a wound
I’ll probably never know where she disappeared
But I can see her rising up out of the back seat now
Just like an angel rising up from a tomb

But it was long ago and it was far away,
Oh God it seems so very far
And if life is just a highway,
Then the soul is just a car
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are
And objects in the rear view mirror
May appear closer than they are

She used her body just like a bandage,
She used my body just like a wound
I’ll probably never know where she disappeared
But I can see her rising up out of the back seat now

TAKING THIS PHOTO MADE ME FEEL THAT AT THAT MOMENT I WAS IN THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE. IT WAS VERY SURREAL AND HEALING.

The spirit in me welcomes the spirit in you, and I thank you for viewing my art. I have been blessed with a disease that has allowed me to learn, to grow, and to return to my passion of photography and digital art. Being permanently disabled with MSA at the age of 50 was a gift in disguise, because through the pain, my senses have all been heightened. The world through my eyes is what I hope to share with you, along with my deep love, faith, and hope through my art. Thank you from my heart.

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Comments

  • Alyssa Medina
    Alyssa Medinaalmost 7 years ago

    looks so cool with the rain drops…

  • Thanks for your review and encouraging words about this photo. I appreciate your time!I THINK THE RAINDROPS ADD SO MUCH TOTHIS BECAUSE OF THE SUN BEHIND ME.

    – Spiritinme

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdalmost 7 years ago

    Cool shot. My daughter likes to do this kind of stuff all the time. Like you see has gotten a couple of cool shots.

  • Thank you very much. Theraindrrops are my favorite part.

    – Spiritinme

  • Spiritinme
    Spiritinmealmost 7 years ago

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS .I APPRECIATE THE TIME IT TAKES.

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 7 years ago

    I love this image – so much to see and enjoy in this – the segmenting effect and the wet reflections within the reflected image add so much but of course I love the sun and those raindrops steal the show!! fantastic work! (note to self – clean car mirrors before sunset!!)
    Cheers
    Dinger :)

  • Trace Lowe
    Trace Lowealmost 7 years ago

    Excellent image. Love the color and the rainsdrops

  • THANK YOU. The raindrops are my favorite also!

    – Spiritinme

  • brirose55
    brirose55almost 7 years ago

    clever image very unusual shot well done

  • Thanks again for your support.

    – Spiritinme

  • coffeebean
    coffeebeanalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful warm image, great clarity in those raindrops, gorgeous capture.

  • You are so kind. Thank you!

    – Spiritinme

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 7 years ago

    I’ve seen quite a few of these images, but NEVER one with a sunset in it ! That’s a great concept and the result is awesome – Golden water droplets ! Wow !

  • It was a moment, that’s for sure! Thanks for you comments.

    – Spiritinme

  • jlynn
    jlynnalmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful color and light,, Great image!

  • Thanks for your comments and for taking the time to do it.

    – Spiritinme

  • AnaBanana
    AnaBananaalmost 7 years ago

    excelent shot.. i love it :) well well done

  • Thank you for taking the time to comment.I appreciate your support.

    – Spiritinme

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