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An Offering

By BlueRoom
I must admit I don't know quite what is going on here. I stumbled across this little scene which at the time struck me as quite beautiful, but on reviewing the single image I caught before being hustled away I'm aware of some unsettling undertones. I am lucky though in that my page here is visited by the most well informed and imaginative members of this site... some of whom, I'm sure, will know what this small ceremony is all about.

What is going on?

Tags: Specialist and abstract Digital art Humour and fun

Voters: morpheus1955, mrswoolybill, headskiesfly and 22 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 3:33PM
Yes, after looking at this for a bit - really quite disturbing. It's that precisely raised little finger...

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cptdaniel 6 1 United States
22 Feb 2013 3:49PM
THE SOUL TAKER. little creepy, but great.Smile
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 6:17PM
I dont find it creepy...I think it is loving....the young caring for the older generation with their youthful blessings.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
22 Feb 2013 6:36PM
Eric, this is you having a bad hair day and we humble EPZers are paying homage to you and your skills and trying to brighten you up a bit with gifts of light.

This is really, really beautiful.
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 8:03PM
Yeh , it is creepy good Eric !

Ya wanna do a small lightless innocent (maybe just the legs ) being chucked into that cavern so its all kinda oops.

Soul takers a great title.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 8:23PM
All is not as it seems me-thinks..............and the 4th in the queue seems to be having second thought about parting with his jewel - I'm with Moira about that finger
Brilliant as ever SmileSmile
Paree 13 616 3
22 Feb 2013 10:24PM
its the offering of the spring lights,

what happens is

the lights are given to the mother light,
they are presented in the cave of the pink.
she will nurture them for a few weeks
and then let them go free to

and soon we will be basking in the light spring

cant wait.
how lucky for you to have witnessed this secret ceremony.paree
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 11:27PM
'The Offering Of The Spring Lights' Smile Thank you Paree, I was sure you'd have the answer and I hoped it would turn out to be something like that.

I'm glad some of you saw the innocence in this. The original idea was for the kids to be bringing flowers for a sort of Earth Mother to wind into her hair but when it went underground and the flowers turned to stars it became more interesting and open to interpretation... so thank you Mavis, you clearly have a pure soul Smile ... and Chris, I like your vision of how Epz really ought to work. Blush

I love the SOUL TAKERS idea, thanks for that CPT... and your idea Dave. Maybe another version with a pit behind her for the cast off lightless husks. Sad

Thankyou too Moira and Helen for taking the trouble to search out the little subtlties.
Source 7
22 Feb 2013 11:37PM
A beautiful image.
Maybe the Goddess Mother recieving their life essence which is eternal.The cycle of life?
Wonderful creative work
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2013 12:16AM
Thank you Source, for your thoughts and especially for your highly valued Award.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
23 Feb 2013 12:34PM
Maybe they line up to have their lights recharged Smile
Wonderfully imaginative Eric. And thank you for the nice comment Smile
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2013 3:12PM
Thank you Rende... another nice idea that could well be the basis for a fresh image.
milky 14 Wales
23 Feb 2013 7:11PM
Stunning image and beautiful detail & colours----MilkyWink
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 1:02AM
Thank you Paree, for your wonderful award. Grin
And thanks for your comment Milky.
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 12:19PM
Alan (cormy) also thought this a gentle image he even thought the little chap 4th along was rather shy, so teddy has come your way.
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 1:27PM
Thank you for that Mavis, It's always a delight to see Teddy pop up on my page.
It's a job to see in this light whether that little chap is just shy or if he's broken one of the sparkles off his star and is anxiously trying to fix it before he's caught out. Sad
25 Feb 2013 3:09PM
A joy to view.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
25 Feb 2013 4:30PM
Paree's comment says it all.


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