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-First Day of my Life- by HennaLucas -First Day of my Life- by HennaLucas
Can I please get some commentary on this? I worked incredibly hard on it.


Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don't know where I am
I don't know where I've been
But I know where I want to go

And so I thought I'd let you know
That these things take forever
I especially am slow
But I realize how I need you
And I wondered if I could come home

Remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning
And I thought it was strange you said everything changed
You felt as if you'd just woke up
And you said "this is the first day of my life
I'm glad I didn't die before I met you
But now I don't care I could go anywhere with you
And I'd probably be happy"

So if you want to be with me
With these things there's no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I'd rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery
Besides maybe this time is different
I mean I really think you like me.

First Day of my Life - Bright Eyes


art, Simon Dalaigh and Holly Halliburton (c) me
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Pek0e Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is touching :)
RunsOnPixiStix Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow there are actual tears streaming down my face
This hits home so hard.
HennaLucas Jun 1, 2013  Student Writer
RunsOnPixiStix Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
C: It's a very powerful piece! You should be proud of it <3
sparklevamp Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God, I love that song. And this art. I don't even know the story of these two yet and I have fallen in love with them. Is there a story?
HennaLucas Mar 16, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! And you can read what I've written so far here: [link]
Shuffles101 Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really, really love this. I like the color scheme too. It's comforting and goes along with the song. I'm interested in the backstory though. However, you chose a wonderful lyric to go with it.
HennaLucas Jan 27, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! And you can read the first few chapters of the book the characters belong to here: [link]
Commentary other than "I love them"? Hmm....This does mean on the story, right? I do wonder about Holly, because we don't really know a lot about her so far. Like family-friend-school-childhood info. But then again, I hardly know any of the story yet. As for the artwork, it's very sweet. Question: Did they really have those portable oxygen tanks? Either way, it's kind of cool. But I wouldn't really want one, if you know what I mean....
HennaLucas Dec 16, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you! And I try to show, not tell- her bg info will make itself known eventually, but I try not to bombard the readers with too much backstory all at one. And I know that portable "scuba" tanks were invented in 1876, though I'm going to ask my great aunt, who was a nurse in the 50s and 60s, whether the were used in hospital settings.
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