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About Varied / Hobbyist Bailey ChappellFemale/United Kingdom Recent Activity
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How will we ever get off of this hill alive?
This question I ask myself on a regular basis as I contemplate the pros and cons of the life that I find myself living.  I have no answer, of course.  One day we must leave, and I expect that that will be the day that my fretting and over-thinking will seem like a positive thing.  The wise choice would be to enjoy the view while I have the opportunity, though I find myself planning for any potential disasters compulsively.  Hedonism and recklessness have never been my thing.
She is seemingly asleep in the stuffy apartment, and so I feel no qualms with watching.  My attention wanders occasionally (I spend a lengthy amount of time reconsidering our choice to paint every wall white), though I am thankful for the momentary solace it gives me from the claustrophobia of the room.  I blame myself for the discomfort, both mentally and physically; our sheets are too thic
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13 steps to the bathroom.  The same every day.  We've been in the same routine for so long that I navigate the apartment from muscle memory alone.
Somewhere between the metro journey home and The Hour, she let me down.  I find Piper lying, supine, on the inconveniently-placed bed.  The ink on her skin, usually hidden by oversized clothing, glares at me; a reminder of the person who surprised and delighted me several years ago.  In this situation, it seems only appropriate to stare; rude to wake her in the midst of something so selfish.
I creep by silently.  I do not wake her; half out of respect, half to avoid facing the consequences of my actions.  How ridiculous, to be afraid of somebody as small and fragile as Piper.  The truth is, anything that she could say would be the end of me; for all of her flaws, and however over this may be, nobody could ever make me feel as guilty as Piper.  
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An Education
He's learning, day by day.
23 steps to the bathroom.  Many are jealous of the size of our apartment, but the truth is, the idea of being that far away from him brings out every insecurity locked inside of me.  I know it does the same for him too.
I wake at around 5 am; the same time every day.   I hear him shuffle around in the bed as I walk towards the bathroom door.  It breaks my heart to leave him even for this short time.  I wonder sometimes how he manages to go for so long without using the bathroom.  Maybe it's the need to be near me that keeps his body under such control.
I catch a glimpse of his hair peeking out from the headboard as I tiptoe back to the bed.  Framed by the rising sun through panoramic windows, he looks like the angel I imagine him to be.
I creep back into his arms without a word.  He doesn't even move anymore.  He's learning;  learning that I relish the sil
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76dragons Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
thanks for the fav^^
little-strange Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the watching :meow:
brionyteasel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Photographer
Thank you for the favourite and the +watch! :)
franz--franz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
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Dankan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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^^ Thank you for the fav!~ I really apriciate it~
Koeryn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Thank you for the favorite on Mirrored, it's appreciated. :)
Doctorwhoab Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thankyouss for the fave! X3
DekayingSlow Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the watch and the favorite. :)
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