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-Glasses- by HennaLucas -Glasses- by HennaLucas
Violet regarded him with some amount of perplexity.
"You told me you were blind."
"Yes," said Shiloh.
"So you
are blind?"
"Uh-huh."
Violet was getting frustrated now. "So if you're blind, why are you wearing glasses?"
Shiloh grinned. "Nobody ever sees it coming."
"That's the most insane thing I've ever heard," snapped Violet.
"Why?" he asked.
"Glasses are there to help people see better."
"Yeah, so?"
"So, you're blind, Shiloh!"
"They don't make
me see better. They make other people see. When I'm walking down the street with my tapper, everyone feels sorry for me. They look at me like I'm a dog with a missing leg. I'm that person a mother points out to her kid and says, 'see? Be thankful for what you have, there are people who have it worse than you'. That's all I am to them: something to feel sorry for." He took off his thick-rimmed glasses and polished them on his shirt. "But with these, it makes them think about something else. You know? Instead of thinking, 'Hey, look at that poor blind boy', they'll wonder why I would ever need these in the first place, just like you."
He placed them back on the bridge of his nose and took another pull from his cigarette. "Do you get it, Vi? To at least one other person in the world, I'm more than just a sad story. More than just some blind kid who's got a bad heart and smokes too much. Anything but that."

—The Moon in the Door, Helen Kelleher

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art, writing, character (c) me
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Medusa-chii Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah.... So deeply and perfect! It has something bittersweet beautiful.
You are an awesome artist and writer :heart: Thank you for sharing this to us! 
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PurpleObsessedNinja Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this :D
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Al3xDk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
This is just so beautiful and smart :heart:
Amazing :clap:
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Tissueboxx3 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I love Shiloh~ and I love your writing!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
:heart:
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billytheixi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Oh, Shiloh. xD

You've really improved with drawing clothing! The folds in the fabric are very well done.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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billytheixi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Of course!
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MissySerendipity Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely amazing
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks~
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neckerchiefs Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
You really need to write more of Shiloh he's just perfect :heart:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
aw :heart:
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krislove45 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
That's awesome! Great job! ^^
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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krislove45 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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WolfPatronus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I think Shiloh is my favorite out of all your characters! I squeal every time I see pictures of him in my Diviantwatch <3
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
aww :aww:
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tophluver Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Seriously love everything you do! <3 Never stop, because I'm madly in love with all of your characters :)
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thank you!
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Terrajaide Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Haha. very cool. :D
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks :)
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8-BitQuilter Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: I love the shoes and hat combo.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
:aww:
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amivan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
your writing is incredible. This reminded me if something Isaac from TFiOS would do haha :)
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks :D
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Living-Magikally Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I second this :)
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Midnight4200 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
i love you, i love your writing, i love shiloh, i love the way you look at the world. :iconluvluvplz:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
d'aw
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Midnight4200 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconhurrhurrplz:
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NCgirl1212 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so much!!!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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rainbow-chopstick Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
D'aw. Clever Shiloh is clever. I see what you did there.

On another note: I llawwwv how you draw clothes.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
:iconluvluvplz:
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Nicolle14 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
<3
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
:aww:
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