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-Roots- by HennaLucas -Roots- by HennaLucas
"What's it like, Simon?"
"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


art, writing (c) me
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selah-griffin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Wow... this is amazing.
TatankaWanjila Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
A very beautiful and extremely expressive piece.
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.
typewriter-travels Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You will never know how much I love this...
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Writer
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.
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:
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:
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!
UmbraCrux Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General 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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