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6.02.2011

Braille




People have been asking me the meaning of Braille. Why that word holds so much value to me. Braille is one of those words that molds to the place I am in life, its about feeling, expression and my story. I will try my best to describe something most people see as a aid for the blind. The word holds other meanings, but this is its main definition. Its rather personal... maybe to exposed 

Braille is the marks left from every experience in my life.
The dots that remain from the people who have impacted me. Braille is everything between the laugh lines on my face, the marks that remain from my children and the scars around my heart.  It's my story, and its coded so only those who I let close enough to touch, can run their fingers across my skin and truly know me. I want to provoke feeling with everything I do, from my writing, my music and my photos. I thrive off artistic expression and I want to use those things to act as my journal. I don't want to read the day to day details, I want to relive the highs and lows through my art. Yes... even the lows. If you aren't willing to experience pain how will you ever fully experience bliss. I know one day, someone will be able to read the braille wrapped around my heart. Those marks made me who I am and drive me to the women I want to become, therefor, the person who understands each smudge, scar and line is as grateful for them as I am. I want my story to be beautiful. I want to have it poured onto a canvas, for it to be tangible and to be felt. I am a passionate person, I love big and I have big dreams. I am going to do something great, I can feel it.

Braille is feeling without seeing, its my faith in heart and happiness.


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8 comments:

Becca Hall said...

This is perfect, Brooke. It invokes so much feeling. I love reading your posts and seeing your art. Sometimes i think We should be BFFs. Come live in Palm Springs! Lol

Brooke Trogdon said...

Perfectly stated, now I understand

Kacie said...

Wow. You are so deep and I love it. I've never thought of it that way and it is such an interesting and unique and emotional idea and it invokes so much emotion in me. Thanks for sharing

Shaylynn said...

Stunning B...

Anonymous said...

Applause.

Crystal said...

clever and creative. i like it (and now i get it)

Chantel said...

beautiful words.

Maggy R. said...

So poetic, love it. I envy you in the way you write, I wish I could express myself that way, all the feelings, evrth.
cant wait to see braille an gold :)