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The Love Shack

Far away, thousand of miles from here, there is a black mountain. And on that black mountain, hiding in the mist of a forest, there is a small shack. And inside that shack there is a box, and in that box there is a heart. My heart, so no one can ever break it. Not even you. Even if you try, you will not be able to break my heart.

I'm here, with you.
I'm all here, touching your skin, gazing at you naked, inviting as silk.
We're together, but you are angry at me for meeting with others, for not living together. You're angry at me for not telling you I love you.
I can't love you. My heart is far away, thousand of miles from here, inside a shack, inside a box.
You are always so serious. Smile once in a while; don't take life so hard. We are doing all right as it is, aren't we?
No heart. We don't need the heart to have a good time. You don't have to handle commitment with this kind of seriousness.
"I'm leaving you, and you will end up alone" you said. "Good" I said.
"If you want to
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  • Listening to: Sideways - Santana feat. Citizen Cope
  • Reading: Merde Happens - Stephen Clarke
  • Watching: In Her Shoes (& other romantic comedies)
  • Playing: 'The Fool'
  • Eating: Pancakes
  • Drinking: Banana Smoothie
So summer is officially over. *Sigh* I hope everyone had a good one. It's been hectic for me - to say the least. A very emotional time, I've grown a lot more over these past 3 months. I always tend to do most of my observations and learn most of my lessons between June-September. I wonder why that is? Perhaps it's because I have a little more time for 'me'. So what have I learned this year? I'll let my shots do most of the talking. I have discovered and confirmed that I am a romantic, to the core, and until I find someone that is like me, I will remain single and alone. Nostalgia always hits me in a hard place, as do public displays of affection and pairs. It's foolish but that's how I feel. Based on my 'mood' (at the top) - I think it's easy to infer that I'm feeling sorry for myself. This will last a while, I went through a bad break up. But this is how to get over it. Be constructive. Hence:

Enough of that - I'm still on holiday though, for a bit less than a week before term starts soooo thought I would upload the fruits of my labours/travels.

Not only did I go to India (my last series of shots) but I also managed to get down to New York City, Jamaica and Cuba! It was an immense holiday, I took more than 400 shots! Don't worry, I'll be uploading a lot less than that on here, however - they are all exciting in their own way. I could just NOT stop clicking! My favourite was Havana obviously - I felt like I'd just gone back in time 50 years, except everyone was wearing normal clothes. It was as Communist as a place gets, but truly beautiful in the way Mumbai is - a deep, historical and crumbling beauty embedded in the roots of Cuba.

I found NYC to be quite 'unphotogenic' - everything seemed modern, bulky and filled with concrete so I only submitted 2 photos. However, in Jamaica I focused on the natural beauty of the sea, beach, plants - nature in all its splendour. In Havana, I mainly concentrated on architecture, automobiles and cultural history. I hope you enjoy these photos - they took a lot out of me. I am knackered from clicking, uploading, editing & submitting. I do find them inspirational and totally worth it though! Hope you do too :)


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Current Residence: Leeds


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1886 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015   Artist
Purple Guy icon! [FREE]!!!Young Mary Kozakura (Joy) [V5]   
FoxDelta7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
You are a very lovely woman, thanks for sharing your world.
Riverwolfpup Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! My signature is "Riva" sorry about that! I made it and didn't know there was a deviant named Riva. Please don't be mad!
Riverwolfpup Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! My signature is "Riva" and didn't know there was a deviant named that O_O. Sorry about that! Please dnont me mad!
FWHphoto Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
HI Riva. great journals! smashing pics also, totally inspirational. sorry to hear about your braeak up , a girle like you shuld never be a lone, best wishes thinking of you! :star: :wave: :love:-------- be happy my beuty. :rose:---------fwhphoto.--------------------PS--I to am a romantic.---------------
Seyan Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Hey Riva, After a very long time =) I'm not sure if you remember me or my Art. Good to see you back!
naderbellal Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011

Thank you
kotaiba Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice gallery
uae4u Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the fave :D
Senzar Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
You're welcome :heart:
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