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Sometimes when the world becomes overwhelming
There are those who have trouble keeping balance

They feel as if they are melding into the walls
And becomming a part of nothingness
A state of being that overwhelms…

My thinking is more empathy is needed
More affection, More attention
More listening, More brotherhood

Less greed, Less hatred
Less lies, Less manipulations
Less anger, Less revenge

Tolerance would be a good thing too…

af·flic·tion
   [uh-flik-shuhn]
noun
1.
a state of pain, distress, or grief; misery: They sympathized with us in our affliction.

2.
a cause of mental or bodily pain, as sickness, loss, calamity, or persecution.

Synonyms
2. mishap, trouble, tribulation, calamity, catastrophe, disaster. Affliction, adversity, misfortune, trial refer to an event or circumstance that is hard to bear. A misfortune is any adverse or unfavorable occurrence: He had the misfortune to break his leg.

Affliction suggests not only a serious misfortune but the emotional effect of this: Blindness is an affliction. Adversity suggests a calamity or distress: Job remained patient despite all his adversities. Trial emphasizes the testing of one’s character in undergoing misfortunes, trouble, etc.: His son’s conduct was a great trial to him.
Source:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/affliction

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I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
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Comments

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 3 years ago

    Well said, Tammera . . . cool image, too.

  • THANX EVER SO KINDLY GUYS…
    THE WORLD IS SO MUCH MEANER THAN IN YEARS PAST….
    HAD TO SAY SOMETHING TO GET IT OUT….
    FRUSTRATING…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Very powerful, touching work Tammera!! :)

  • THANX SO MUCH KIETH…SO HAPPY YOU ARE ENJOYING THIS ONE!!
    I REALLY AM HAPPY WITH HOW IT ALL CAME ABOUT!!

    – Tammera

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanover 3 years ago

    wonderful

  • THANX SO KINDLY HON….;-D

    – Tammera

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 3 years ago

    Powerful and striking words to your astonishing work of Art dear Tammera , So touching and Brilliant …..I’m delighted you loike my Mick Jagger ! Your comments ROCK ! so do you .

    Best wishes Paulx

  • AWW…SWEET PAUL…
    WHAT A KIND AND WONDERFUL COMPLIMENT…
    I AM SO HAPPY YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS WORK…;-D
    AND THE WRITING AS WELL…

    – Tammera

  • homeartist
    homeartistover 3 years ago

    Speechless. The pathos of the human condition never more starkly visible.

  • THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR WARM COMPLIMENT OF THIS WORK…;-D

    – Tammera

  • virgosun
    virgosunover 3 years ago

    Wonderful imagery and writing, Tammera!

  • AWW…THANX EVER SO KINDLY DEAR…
    AND EVER SO MUCH APPRECIAT THIS HONOR OF A FEATURE ALSO!!

    – Tammera

  • linaji
    linajiover 3 years ago

    August 2011

  • FEATURE!!
    WHOOO HOOOO!!!
    THANX EVER SO KINDLY DEAR LINA…..
    APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH…;-D

    – Tammera

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 3 years ago

    Interesting to me is the other day I had a discussion about how some people have very destructive lives speciifcally drug related And this person was so bewildered why someone would want to waste their life in this way….
    It is never simple ….it is always a complex issue ( in my opinion that is) and after a time there is even evidence that the brain itself changes adding another cementing layer in that person’s life.
    I guess understanding is a good step forward in seeing we are all part of the solution…..the solution being perhaps not a simple one at that me thinks…

  • THANK YOU SO KIND;Y …
    AND FOR YOUR EXPRESSION ON THIS PIECE….
    I AM SO GLAD IT TOUCHED YOU..;-D

    – Tammera

  • banrai
    banraiover 3 years ago

    brilliant

  • THANX KINDLY BANRAI

    – Tammera

  • Carina514
    Carina514over 3 years ago

    A very expressive image, I get the feeling. And very well said.

  • THANX EVER SO KINDLY CARINA…;-D

    – Tammera

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