We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.
We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.
( More pictures here. )
Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Sparkles: Folly, Rainbow Sheen
Hair: Ploom, Lislie
Crown: Belissima, Princess Crow (Countdown Room)
Ears: .:Soul:., High Elf
Eyes: .:Soul:., RooMee
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow: The Wicked Peach, It's a Sin (Countdown Room)
Wings: Remarkable Oblivion, Eternity Wings
Jewelry: Una, Venas (Countdown Room)
Hands and Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands and Feet
Nails: The Wicked Peach, Sparkling Wine
Outfit: Fallen Gods, Circe (Countdown Room)
Location: Althan Selidor
Light Settings: Phototools, Build 003 Light
Water Settings: [NB], Turbid Reflections
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping