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-Roots- by HennaLucas -Roots- by HennaLucas
"What's it like, Simon?"
"What?"
"Cystic Fibrosis. Living with that."
Simon's mouth twisted to the side a bit as he pondered this. "Well," he said at last, "my lungs are like roots: they give me air, but they keep me down. Even though I'm sick, they keep rattling on, they keep me alive, and the cost..." he gestured to his cannula, to his oxygen tank and his respirator, to his hospital bed and IV tubes, "the cost is my freedom. I'm trapped--just like the tree outside that window, I'm not going anywhere anytime soon."

-The Things That Stay

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art, writing (c) me
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selah-griffin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Wow... this is amazing.
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TatankaWanjila Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
A very beautiful and extremely expressive piece.
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Life-Inspired-Artist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Beautiful yet terribly accurate, it's very heartfelt and I love the way you handled the splashes of color.
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typewriter-travels Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You will never know how much I love this...
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Writer
d'aw
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onethousandtrees Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this really hits close to home, my ex and good friend suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. He said essentially the same thing about his condition. I am wiping away some tears while I write haha, wonderful art I really appreciate this.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, I truly do hope he is okay, and I'm so glad I was able to handle the condition accurately. It's so underrepresented in the media and in literature and I just want to do its victims justice. :heart:
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onethousandtrees Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You absolutely did in your words and in your art, thank you so much for the concern :heart:
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EllaMinnoP Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, just wow, you never ces to amaze me! I feel like your artwork and writing gets better with every entry and the depth of emotion that you all ways manage to capture truly astonishes me. The graphic combined with the dialog here makes something really special in my opinion and I'm not sure why...
I know I leave you little comments and stuff all the time and it probably gets annoying but I can't help it! You're writing makes me feel things I don't usually feel from books and I eagerly await the day you're books are published so I can buy them and hold them in my hands!
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UmbraCrux Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
At first I fell in love with your art. But I think I'm drawn more to your words more than ever. So beautifully described, but also so sad.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you so much!
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MzyLeRouge Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
According to Aristotle, it's the very greatest to be a master of metaphor. The one you used is so perfect for Simon's condition. <3 Great art, too. I love the blues at his face and his facial structure.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thank you so much! That means a lot :heart:
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MzyLeRouge Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
You're always welcome!
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Cheburaskah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Cheburaskah Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I had a third cousin who died of CF. I found this picture and the written prose very poignant. :heart:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
I'm so sorry to hear that- it's a tragic condition that's not represented enough in literature or media.
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Imagine0139 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a really beautiful analogy. Really beautiful. I can't believe you can write so well at such a young age. It's really amazing, and I wish you the best for the future even though I know it's going to be bright for you.

-Ellie
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
oh my, thank you!
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finchfully Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
My math teachers son has CF. This son was in my homebase, a year 12 when I was in year 7. I didnt talk to him much but hey was lovely. He's in a bit of trouble now, and it was really a different kind of painful watching it affect my teacher. His mother is wellbeing leader, too, and all the family's children have, or still do attend my school. And they keep their heads up, such an involved and lovely bunch of people, always contributing to the school's community. The mother looks after students so well in her position, and the father is a kind and humorous teacher. The daughter is well liked and respected, very intelligent and friendly
Its families like these that inspire me, families like these who are the reason I plan on completing a medical degree after high school. Even though I have never been personally affected, nor am I very close to any members of this family, I really admire them for their spirit and strength
And I really admire your work for the skill and sensitivity that goes into your pieces. Well done, love : )
(sorry about getting all sentimental and reflective, haha. Just got me thinking, is all.)
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you for sharing that story- I truly hope that he pulls through, because it would be a tragedy if CF took him.
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skygazer17 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
You write with so much skill. Please share it with the world. I'll buy your book when you publish it.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you so much!
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