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// Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mindstorm 1

Mindstorm 1 (c) Copyright 2009 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved. insilentpassage.com
 
About

There's always a mindstorm brewing in the mind of artists, innovators, and dreamers.

This piece is the cerebral answer to Heart of an Artist.

Dedicated to my wife, who inspires me and is always there when I return home from a voyage through a mindstorm.

© Copyright 2009 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Thursday, July 23, 2009

Smile 2

Smile 2 (c) Copyright 2009 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All Rights Reserved. insilentpassage.com
A helium balloon, no longer aloft, and a bit crumpled,
was holding down the floor.

Little did I know that it was a trapdoor to the imagination.

Dedicated to my family.

P.S. When I look at this image I see a greeting card, whose interior text is, "Down, but not out... Smile to another day."

© Copyright 2009 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Sunday, July 19, 2009

Said an Angel...

     Said an angel to an orphan...

     "Faith is the family that binds us, Julia. Not a Christmas tree. Not a pumpkin patch. Not a birthday present signed, 'With love, your Mom and Dad.'

     "Normal Rockwell paintings, The Brady Bunch, and The Partridge Family are only types of family, Julia.

     "At best, they are families born of wishful thinking. At worst, they are simplifications and sterilizations; devoid of the everyday mundane, and the trials and tribulations of life choices. Either way, they are fabrications; the products of writers, producers, and ratings.

     They are not family, Julia. Not your family.

     Your family is far beyond their reach and far beyond their comprehension. They are not us, Julia. They are not one with the divine, as we are. This is your family.

     "And your destiny, my child, is to be a guide. A resolute and compassionate guide.

     "Your wings, more than any other in our family, will flap high above the loneliness of this world. You will help set free the hearts of so many that feel lost and alone, and longing for love, just as you do right now.

     "You will help them find their faith, Julia. You will help them find their peace and their purpose—with thanksgiving—in God."

 
About

This piece is in response to, Said the Demon... (2009.07.02).

© Copyright 2009,2012 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.

Balance

Balance (c) Copyright 2009 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All Rights Reserved. insilentpassage.com

 
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The next image, titled, "The Evolution of Balance," is the beginning of balance.

The Evolution of Balance (c) Copyright 2009 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All Rights Reserved. insilentpassage.com

© Copyright 2009 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Saturday, July 18, 2009

You Know You're Sad When

You know you're sad when someone asks you,

If you were a tree, then what kind of tree would you be?

and you respond:

  • A weeping willow
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas tree
  • A sapling
  • Firewood
  • Driftwood
  • Petrified
  • The kind that gets turned into a forgotten piece of paper
 
About

I was enjoying a panoramic view of a heavily treed landscape on a hazy summer day (courtesy of a third story window) when this piece popped into my head.

The haze of the day made the green leaves appear grey, while a steady breeze caused the trees to bend to one side (as if they were drooping), making the entire vista look "sad."

© Copyright 2009 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Today's Tendril...

Cardinals, blue jays, and crows: my winged patches of red, blue, and black among the daybreak shimmer of broccoli-green trees.

A caravan of white-tailed deer slowly and silently trace the brush line.

A Mourning Dove calls.

Tranquility...for a moment; for a breath.

© Copyright 2009 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Prayer, of Sorts

Dear Lord,

Give me the will to write,
   to find the right,
and to shed a light
   on the darkness
  of an empty page
   – so white.

© Copyright 2009 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

// Thursday, July 02, 2009

Said the Demon...

     Said the demon to the priest, "Every rule is artificial, except the rule of God. That is what we demons fear. That is what the vile angels know to be true. And that is the weakness we exploit in man: The precious belief that the rule of God is also artificial; that it is man-made and entirely subjective. … That is why you fall, holy man. Because deep down inside you don't believe in the rule of God."

© Copyright 2009 Christopher V. DeRobertis. All rights reserved.

This text composition is a work of fiction. Names, places, institutions, events, incidents, characters, persons, locations, and/or organizations either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Full Creative Writing Disclaimer.