Long Hair and Innocence

From Art of Mind III: The Evolution of a Trilogy (Available Now)

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I saw a young girl in the field today.
She wore a long, antediluvian, almost robe-like light purple dress that went down to her ankles…which were covered by high white socks. She wore brown leather saltwater sandals and she had incredibly long hair tied in the longest and widest french braid I have ever seen. It had to be five inches thick, and went down to the small of her back…held by a thin, light-blue elastic holder. The tail end of her hair went all the way down to her thigh. It’s the type of hair that only a young girl could wear. It symbolized her innocence, as did everything about her. I didn’t catch a glimpse of her face, but she probably had eyes of bluestone, and perhaps light freckles…

Her back prevented me from seeing the rest of her, but I saw more than just that long hair and innocence. Yes, I could swear I saw fearlessness. The type of bravery and vigilance usually reserved for whiskered grown men and muscle-bound hunters was collected by this Long-Haired Gatherer…
Who stood arranged to protect
Her innocence.

Painted by Debi Watson

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