Sinking Feeling

"Do you ever feel like you're drowning?"
He looked at her, his eyes like crushed green beer bottle glass. His black hair was slicked back, and he gently pulled at his silver cufflinks and thought of his mother's embroidery and chandeliers. He was born into a life of grandeur, but lay awake at night tormented by his emptiness.
She looked at him, her eyes like gray dove feathers, fluffy and hopeful. Her hair was velvet, a beehive on her delicately sloped head, and she thought of her father, who she hadn't seen since she was eleven years old. He left her a heart-shaped glass box on her bedside table.
The truth of it weighted him, pressed against his cracked ribcage. It stung like splinters in soft skin, like rock salt and lemon juice. It ached like nostalgia. It felt like coming home again. He spoke in a whisper.
"All the time."

44 comments:

ergyerg said...

That photo is so pretty! xxxxx

Kim said...

I can't actually find any words to explain how amazing that was. You make me go weak, i love words, i especially love yours. x.x

P.s. I love the new layout :)

char said...

this is simply beautiful. your words give me shivers, they're so haunting and vivid and lovely. xx

kalie brynn. said...

You paint pictures with your words. A special and precious talent. Thank you for sharing the beautiful words you put together.

Btw...your blog is looking so pretty!

menina raposa said...

i'm in love with your words... as always..

menina raposa said...

i'm in love with your words... as always..

Kasey said...

Lovely way of speaking

http://ohblueeyes.blogspot.com/

Sewon said...

<3 i love this

jade... said...

this is beautiful, every bit of it.x

Seanè Shalev said...

Absolutely beautiful writing. ♥

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

beautiful photography, beautiful words!

christine ◘ tie me a bow said...

You're such a creative and emotional writer, this piece was no exception. I mean you can just imagine everything inside your head.

I love your new layout, in love with the colors. =)

Happy weekend!

Lindsey said...

Not to be morbid, but the first thing I thought upon reading this was that I've always heard drowning is the most peaceful way to die :O Your writing is so beautiful as always.

Urban Legendary said...

You're all so sweet! Thank you so much for your comments!
xx

S and O said...

wow this is so beautiful!
you are very talented with making words flow...so pretty...

xoxo
Olivia

S and O said...

p.s. the photograph is breathtaking too ^_^

Juliet. said...

your words have left me breathless, thank you for the comment you left on my blog. the photo is beautiful.
lots of love always. ♥

The Curious Cat said...

ooo what a beautiful little passage...I love the description...thanks for popping by to visit! Your blog looks lovely! :) xxx

hildegarde said...

Allllll the time

Lizard said...

I don't think I've ever seen someone with crushed green beer bottle glass eyes, but I hope I will one day. The picture and your words are simply perfect.

goodbyestockholm said...

I love the combo of film+water+pretty girl so much!

magnoliaamber said...

hello dear, thank you for ur comment;)

your blog is so dreamy and delicate, I adore it!=)

hannah said...

just gorgeous!

Imogen said...

So beautiful and very breathtaking. I enjoyed this post.

Hippie Frou Frou said...

i need those bloomers so badly, lovely lovely!


jess s//

katie. said...

Thank you so much for you're stunning words. You're a very talented writer and i adore your blog xx

Greer said...

i am following your words. ♥

PinkBow said...

beautiful image

Violet said...

I've just fallen in love here. There are no words..

X

(Hope you don't mind me linking you on my page, if so - let me know)

Urban Legendary said...

Of course I don't mind!
xx

Imogen said...

Very powerful picture and words, I love this style.

Urban Legendary said...

Thank you m'dear! xx

Electro Geisha said...

so pretty photo. if I ever were to drown, I could go inthese cute clothes any time!! tnx darling for visiting and leaving a comment :)

Felix Curds said...

put it in a book, wrap it with a ribbon and I'd buy it, truly.

elly said...

oh wow. beautiful and heartbreaking all at once.
xxx

Kim said...

tasha, just to let you know i received your letter.i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i haven't forgotten you i will write back soon, i'm super busy and i want to write a long, lovely letter instead of rushing.
p.s. i adore you!!
x,,x,x.x..x

Every Little Counts said...

beautiful.

Jennifer Scavone said...

hi. I like your blog! please visit mine and follow if you wish:

http://jenniferscavone.blogspot.com/

Lenine said...

Gorgeous. Your blog is keeping me reading.
Dearest, i'm your new follower :)

Natasha Natalie said...

Thank you all so much for your comments, truly! I adore each and every one of you!
xx

Lulu said...

have i told you how much i love your blog lately? because i swear it gives me goosebumps every single time i see it.
i love love love your header! oh how i wish i could make my blog half as beautiful as yours!
<3

Natasha Natalie said...

Aww thank you love! xx

Molly said...

i love your pairings of words and images. chilling, vivid, and they stay with you. great post, as always

Nikky. said...

this is one of my favourite things you have ever written, your blog is so beautiful and your writing even more so, please do not ever stop. xoxo