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My father never read me the story of Icarus. I found it for myself. I suppose he did not want me to know what it was like to almost touch the stars. But it was only after I had read the story did I even try to reach so far. It is a little like falling in love...and then drowning in the sea.

(I would be lying if I said the fall didn't break everything I had once believed was solid.)


My science teacher knew well that I was a dreamer. When I told her I believed fairytales were as real as love is, I could see the disapproval and disappointment in her eyes. I suppose thats why in her classroom, when I was asked what the greatest force in the universe was, I answered love. I suppose thats why she laughed and reminded me that love was as much a fairytale as the fairytales I believed in.

(She was wrong. Love exists...its just been broken into a million little pieces, set afloat in a sea of heartbreak.)


My mother didn't want to speak about the sea anymore. As a girl who had been born to the water, I thought I understood why. It was the white winged tips of a furious sea storm that stole what she loved best from her. It wasn't until my grandmother told me on a dark quiet night where the moon glowed pretty across the still waters that I truly understood why.

("She should have never stolen you from the water. It will always want you back. It will never forgive her.")


One day I will meet a boy. He will be stars sent, undiscovered, bewitching...he will know that my favourite song is about winter and how much I love the rain. And I will love him with all of what is left of my broken little heart.

Only to find that he has stolen the eyes of a Sea God.
I still cry when I approach the sea. I wish I were by it more often. - facebookery
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YeliMoon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job!
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   General Artist
late but still, congratulations on the dld, dearling! :huggle: <3
PhoenixEverAfter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I believe fairytales r real too.
ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
This is amazing... Very touching...
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Mii-Chiiro Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is truly a lovely piece and i enjoyed it very much
but i have one question whats the story of Icarus?
stilt61 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Icarus and his father Daedalus built wings of feathers and wax to escape a murderous king. Daedalus warned his son not to fly to close to the sun but Icarus didn't listen and the wax melted and he fell into the sea and drowned. There is more to it but that's the basics.
JamesAlder Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When I read "my father never told me the story of Icarus" I was immediately grabbed. Both because I wanted to know "What  happens to the character that has not heard that myth!?!??! Does it end up being her downfall, or, or..." and because I am a Greek mythology fan.

It was pleasant for me to continue reading and to find out how not knowing of the Icarus tale affected the person.
cedricluk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!  This is absolutely amazing!
kaelamae Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Writer
ahhh, I love every word you write down on paper. 
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