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Mask of Perfection by Tarah, Teen Blogger


A Moment In Time- photo

Mask of Perfection

The midday sun shines down from the seemingly infinite azure sky. The air is still and hot, but the river that runs through the small, peaceful meadow is refreshingly cool. The day is so hot that the birds have taken shelter deep in the woods. The soft tinkling of the water as it flows over the rocks is the only sound to be heard.

The sunlight hits the water, throwing tiny diamonds of light onto the river's banks. The tiny yellow, purple and pink wild flowers that decorate the meadow stand out against the almost unnaturally green grass. Despite the mid-summer's day heat, the trees that surround the clearing stay strong and tall like silent warriors, offering a dark protection to less than a quarter of the meadow.

Soon the shadows will spread. The sun will start to dip down to the west, and the soothing cloak of the night will follow its fiery trail across the sky like a black velvet curtain. The temperature will become bearable, but that will take hours. Right now though, the meadow will suffer in silence under its beautiful and almost flawless disguise.


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