Behind The Darkness

Another feeling 2

What does it feel to be in the dark? Instant fear with scary images emerged? Scared of haunting sounds slowly whispered in your ears? Feeling worried if there is no way out?

Does the darkness sound familiar to you when dealing with difficulties? Darkness drifts in as if it is going to rain heavily to wash away all your hopes and dreams… Visions have become blurry to leave your path uncertain… Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders with the anxiety of deciding what to do in order to overcome difficulties…

The truth about difficulties is more frightening than anyone could imagine or we simply let it blindfold us with darkness? Whether struggling in the dark or being the person who sees the light through darkness and blooms through adversity, it is dependent on your willpower to fight through it.

“Circumstances don’t determine your state of mind, for that power rests with you. When you maintain a peaceful inner posture, even in the midst of chaos, you can change your life.” – Wayne Dyer

 

Day 1 – 5 Day Black & White/ Monochrome Photo Challenge

I don’t usually participate in any type of challenges because I’m a type pf person who enjoys free flow and do things when my mood urges. However, I was asked by Jithin and Ady to participate in monochrome photo challenge few months back when I was busy dealing with uncle’s funeral. I was very impressed by both of their warm invitation and  I thought I would do it when everything gets back to normal. Then, I was nominated by Julia to participate in a 5 day/5 story black & white photo challenge few days ago. Honestly, I couldn’t be more honored and blessed to be nominated by all of them ❤ . They are incredibly humble, loving and talented friends who take phenomenal pictures and write beautifully. Please check out their blogs and I’m sure they will never let you disappointed 😉

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I found the ceiling of a shopping mall fascinating right after I finished watching a movie and therefore I quickly took a snap of it. This picture reminded me to cherish every single moment and everything I have. You might wonder why a ceiling could lead me to have such thoughts. Sometimes, we tend to forget what we’ve already had and take things for granted. Please take me as an example. I never thought the action of looking up could be that precious to me until I was terribly disturbed by having a neck pain which hindered me from looking up and down. Glad my neck is finally getting better after almost 2 weeks. 🙂

The rules of the 5 Photos-5 Stories challenge are:
1) To post a photo every day for 5 days
2) To write a story to accompany your photo for 5 days (this can be fiction or non-fiction, a page, a paragraph or a poem)
3) To nominate a different person each day

 Although one of the rules is to nominate a different person each day, I’m not going to nominate anyone. Just join me in this challenge if you are interested all my lovely friends ❤

Blossoming Flower

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As many of you know that I hasn’t been really happy since my mood has been dramatically affected by the loss of my uncle. In fact, I’ve become more emotional nowadays because there were way too many sad incidents happened to my family and  life struggles happened in the past few years. It is what gets me realized life is too short. I must do something that makes me truly happy. Therefore, I choose to make art to express my emotions and thoughts. To me, art is a wonderland where I can transform a blank canvas into a colorful world which I envision to see…I can express my million complicated feelings without even talking…I can paint whatever I want without being judged by the blank canvas…The creativity will always be remained in me.

The digital artwork I made this time is exactly a wonderland to me. It is a wonderland which I envision to see in my life. Although the sad incidents and my own life struggles happened in the past few years have dragged me down for a while, I believe it is not the end of my life. In fact, I believe it is a new beginning of my life. Without bitterness, I will never know what sweetness tastes like. Without failure, I will never know what success is. Without life struggles, I will never know what I truly want. I know all of these happened will never be able to stop my life from blossoming just as the Khloe you and I see from the artwork standing firm in the middle of a blossoming flower. The more the difficulties I experience, the stronger I am. The more the cruel reality turns my life into black and white, the more vibrant I will color my life. Choosing Amsterdam as the artwork background not only reminds me of the good memories I had when travelling to Amsterdam, but it also symbolizes that bad time will be flamed to dust and good time will always be here with me.

Although the artwork was initially made to encourage myself to stay positive, it isn’t dedicated to myself anymore. It is made for all of us now. I hope the artwork helps you out and puts a big smile on your face when dealing with ups and downs in your life. I also hope  to see how your life blossom as a colorful flower. Here I am sending my sincere thanks to you who always brighten my day with your love and continuous support. I love you all my beautiful souls! ❤ Hugs and kisses to you ❤

Stay positive and smile always,

xoxoxoxo Khloe 🙂