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The Dream Seller

By Paree
The lovely girl child lives on a freezing planet,
she has never seen any thing so beautiful as the butterflies that the
butterfly man is trying to sell her, she wants them desperately,
but the elders who watch her constantly know that
they will die in her world, they are wondering what to do,
should they intervene or should they let her find out for herself.

(This is a quandary that all parents find themselves in regarding our children,)

Tags: Digitally manipulated

Voters: magda_indigo, bricurtis, AlanBW and 29 more

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User_Removed 11 32 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2006 8:06AM
Maureen this is such a beautiful composition. I understand the sentiments entirely having raised 3 kids and watched them all live through mistakes and successes. Even now, with them in their late 20s & 30s I still tend to worry.


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lauraHB 11 121 Ireland
19 Apr 2006 8:08AM
Beautiful Maureen. Lovely imagery.
chrisco 11 59 3 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2006 9:07AM
Lot of work gone into this image,congratulations for pulling it off,well done.
thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
19 Apr 2006 9:48AM
this is an excellent analogy as well a beautiful work,brilliantly manipulated.Outstanding composition.Take care.AnnSmile
User_Removed 13 39 6 Scotland
19 Apr 2006 10:52AM
Can never go wrong when there is a butterfly or two involved in such good work

Luv Victor
curt 10 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2006 2:02PM
wow lots of work in this one but it was worth it
tonymarq 11 1 United States
19 Apr 2006 5:36PM
Maureen simlpy beautiful and peaceful to the mind!

stay well
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2006 10:37PM
This is one of your this a lot!!!
juldon 13 78 England
20 Apr 2006 12:24AM
The little story behind this is so true and well depicted in the image.
Well thought out and put together.

AlanBW 10 20 England
20 Apr 2006 5:07AM
Well thought out, a great image
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
20 Apr 2006 7:35AM
I love the way you are able to convey your thoughts into such wonderful imagery. As a parent I can relate to your analogy.
Anoter fine manipulation Pauline.

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
20 Apr 2006 8:51AM
Apologies Maureen for calling you Pauline. I think the 'pareen' must have boggled my brain.
Cronk 11 6 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2006 10:03PM
I llove those butterfles. Nicely manipulated.

Gray22 10
23 Apr 2006 11:51AM
Absolute quality (although the faces on the left aren't needed)... Would be ten times stronger without... Still, supreme manip work... 5
55jase Plus
11 188 2 United Kingdom
2 May 2006 5:45AM
fantastic.very good.
SoupyD 10
7 May 2006 1:28AM
Brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat...wonderfully emotive...the faces to the left are certainly needed, they fit your description perfectly..."the elders who watch her constantly"...your work has so many levels that all work in harmony...very well done Smile
oldham Plus
13 198 England
7 May 2006 3:13PM
excellent work you have a wonderful portfolio far better than I can attain
Cat&Mouse 13 113 Russian Federation
9 May 2006 12:45AM
Fine work, great idea!

Malik & Mary.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
11 May 2006 11:48AM
Love the picture and love the parable. -=Walter
Ajack 11
31 May 2006 4:34AM
Superb picture with a lovely description
which is really fitting
maures53 10 1 United States
4 Jun 2006 6:49PM
Great image and feeling!!!

Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Jul 2006 9:59PM
What a beautiful story to convey with the picture.Amazing.
PranavMishra 4 52 17 India
8 Mar 2014 2:18AM
wow.. he sells it, you pick it innocently, and your critical master, maybe a part of your conscious self watches you being tricked and fooled.. what of it! it is an imaginary world.. but is beautiful..
i see you had attained this mastery too early..

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