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I Call Him Compulsion
Three. Four. Five. I like five; it feels complete. Okay, one more time. Six…
Seven. Done.
"How long does it take to get a glass of water?" my husband calls from the living room.
"Sorry, I'm coming." I resist the urge to rinse the glass a few more times. Cleanliness is not a factor—it's the numbers. The completion. The habit. I take a sip of my water and force myself to stop asking if I should just run the water one more time.
I join Sam in the living room and sit in my usual spot: the center recliner. He always lies on the couch to watch TV. It works.
He hits the play button, and we watch ten minutes of reality before the demon sneaks into my mind again. This time I see fire. It sparks from the dryer, blisters the walls, and rushes tsunami-like towards my son's room. It licks at my daughter's curtains.
I see them lying in their beds, unaware of the destruction. I see walls of flame keeping me from them.
"I have to go to the bathroom," I say. Sam pauses the show. The beast in
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lips :iconnana-vicious:Nana-viciouS 370 15 La vie en rose :iconraipun:Raipun 1,256 125 Crystal Chariot :iconjasminetoad:jasminetoad 169 9 Melisandre :icontrisste-stocks:Trisste-stocks 2,211 212


Not even sure if anyone is going to see/read this, I've been off dA for so long! But I've read this comment today that made me feel like someone actually put in words my exact (negative) attitude towards certain types of modern art:

"There is this big anxiety against a certain type of conceptualism that seems totally based on an artistic idea, and whose execution as an art work does not require any of the traditional artistic skills and techniques".
Alexandra Kokoli, Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture - Fine Arts, Middlesex University London

Yes, that is exactly my anxiety. Call me old-fashioned, but Vermeer all the way!



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Sventine Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for faving Curious Kitten! :boogie:
elEstela Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello! How are you?? I have written a journal about manuals of artistic anatomy and have left a few links with the most interesting images of every part of the human body... Maybe you are interested in seeing it. Greetings from Valencia!!
BerryBlu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome to :iconwhiteredblack: sweetie!!!

Regards :huggle: :heart:
manuelka Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for accepting me! :)
Candaxderp97 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student General Artist
thank you very much for the llama ^^
manuelka Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Candaxderp97 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Toast-Muncher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav a little while back <3
manuelka Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No probs, well deserved! :)
TMidnight Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Thank u for the llama badge even though I still havent figured out what it means yet hahaha
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