17 June 2009

HNT - Tan Lines

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We've come to the end of this vacation, and once again I find myself in a place of apprehension. I've been offered a glimpse into what a "healthy" relationship looks like. I've felt freedom, relative peace and a sense that it's OK to just be me - scars, flaws, quirks and all. That being perfect should never be my goal. That life can be better. Yet one of my greatest fears is that I'll do nothing to insure this place will become a permanent part of my life. I wonder how long I'll believe that I deserve less, continuing to stand in the shadows.

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“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine”
~ Henry Ward Beecher


Tan lines? Well, not really *CLICK*

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34 comments:

Vixen said...

I love the click thru. :)

Osbasso said...

Great click-through! Have a safe trip back and may optimism be your partner!

13messages said...

We think similar thoughts it seems. (I love Osbasso's comment by the way. I'll remember that one.)

The click-thru is fantastic. I love every little detail.

Curvaceous Dee said...

Absolutely delectable click-through - really love the effect of the shadows!

xx Dee

{{ d a n i m o }} said...

oh, dana. . . i've always loved what those blinds do to you. and on a related note, how have i not noticed your nipples are pierced?

i feel the same as you: i put so much into place so that i can find happiness, but i haven't even begun the scaffolding on what to do when i get there, how to stay there and not fall back into the pit. *big hugs* just remember that beecher quote when you feel yourself slipping. . .

Hubman said...

Nice tan lines!

I second, or is it third, Osbasso's comment!

Happy HNT!

Amorous Rocker said...

I hope you decide to do something rather than nothing. I hope your positive experiences will help push you in a better direction.

The click is lovely but I really like the main image this week.

Happy Thursday.

Another Suburban Mom said...

I love your lines! And agree with Osbasso!

Lu' said...

I'm guessing what will be will be and when you are ready, it will be something different. *I heart Dana*

Very nice HNT, artistic!

Salt and Pepper said...

Lovely clickie...too bad vacations have to end, but if they didn't they wouldn't be vacations.

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

im with os also.. and great pics ;)

Barefoot Dreamer said...

the idea of a vacation is enough to turn me on! great click thru

Flyinfox_SATX said...

Dana,

Great Pics! I am still amazed at how you do this...

Thanks so much for the visit yesterday. My blog post is up.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

You've never deserved less. Lovely pics - both of them!

Dice Mardell said...

*here's a grain of salt. take it with same*
These things have (there own) a way of working themselves out.
We can only hope that it is not like a sliver that works its way in deeper and festers. That won't be good for any of you.
Meantime, ever thought about separate vacations?
Sounds like the beginning of the end (maybe), but it also sounds like you may already be "there" so what's one more step in that direction.
Search your soul, and if you can't remember why you married him, how you felt, and (more importantly) get back to that place (or HE can't) then...

Lovely HNT! Just one of your many talents, I'm sure.

Nolens Volens said...

That's right, "not really"...you got the shadow lines. Ties in nicely with what you wrote. Shadows are sometimes good...but we all need to step out into the light. You deserve more. HHNT

Real Live Lesbian said...

I love the lines! ;)

And I'll spare you my typical lecture.. but you know what I think you deserve.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful in every way possible.

Jay said...

Nice angle. I try to get that view when I go to the pool too. ;-)

Have a good trip home babe.

His BabyDoll said...

mmmmm, I love the shadow effect and the little peak of nip, very nice

HHNT

Bond said...

Have a safe trip home...

Anonymous said...

Well done good end result. :-)

Anonymous said...

I can only say that I finally took action when I started believing that I deserved more out of life rather than believing that I didn't deserve any better than I had.....And not to say that my life magically became a fairy tale; it most certainly has not, but I have something now I didn't have before....HOPE!

Take care Dana....and loved being a privy to your vacation!

Bina said...

Very nice Dana! You are so freaking creative it just makes me sick.

Well, not sick, but jealous.

g-man said...

Safe trip, and I hope one day you will be used to a healthy relationship.

Excellent pictures both! the perspective and depth of field of the first one is cool, and the shadow lines contrasting the click are wicked cool. Well done Dana!!

Ms Undecided said...

Beautiful, as always!

NY Diva said...

I need to stare at the click-thru until I see the tan lines. Hmm...no, not yet, better keep looking... ;)

Average Chick said...

Sorry vacation is done...that looks so relaxing! HHNT hun!

Average Chick said...

Sorry vacation is done...that looks so relaxing! HHNT hun!

Biscuit said...

I love them both. And the words...you're not alone.

Moosekahl said...

Safe travels home! Happy HNT!

Anonymous said...

Tan lines are awesome!

Be careful on the way home and and and you don't deserve less, everyone deserves to receive at least what they give life.

Leonhart said...

I won't lie, but after the click through I did think a few thoughts along the lines of my cock, and jizz.

TMI for your HNT!

rage said...

The second picture is like you're nekkid behind bars. Very emotional.