|Deviant Login||Shop||Join deviantART for FREE||Take the Tour|
Tree of HeavenIt was late afternoon, and I was eight years old. Walking across the vacant lot near our house, I was looking for wild flowers and dreaming that we lived somewhere else — anywhere else. To me, everything in this neighborhood was old and forgotten. Sometimes it made me feel the same way.
While stepping over the railroad tracks, I noticed this skinny little whisper of a tree with its long leaves. It was growing among others like it, in the dirty dust beside the tracks. The older trees around it were much taller, with large oval-shaped leaves that curved downward along each branch. From a distance, each group of branches looked like open umbrel
Every Angel Deserves a Child"I can't feel the unfurling of my wings, Daddy."
I was not her father. I had entered her life when she was two years old, and she called me Daddy since she never knew her real father. Her mother's death two years ago made me the sole, living parent of an eleven-year-old, and I never felt like I was the right person for the job.
"What do you mean, Asrin?"
"Mom always said that when puberty started I would be the swan that emerged from the ugly duckling. She said I would be able to fly gracefully towards my dreams. But, I don't feel it."
As much of a woman as she was becoming, she was still a child. I wanted to answer her question, but I really had a hard time discussing her blossoming womanhood in the middle of a laundromat. Her pretty eyes were pleading with me, but I told her we'd talk later.
Janet had told Asrin a lot of things before she succumbed to the cancer. The last week or so of Janet's life were morphine-induced fantasy, I think.
Janet and I had met during c
Keep in Touch!
`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More