"Not being dead isn't being Alive"


got the one on my shoulder/back in Nov '10 & one behind my ear Oct '10. taken the day I got the one in November. it's like a quote by e.e. cummings but i changed it a bit. the original quote is 'unbeing dead isn't being alive'. & being the grammar snob i am, i really don't like unbeing...it's not a word lol & i don't like the way it sounds.

I got this quote because I believe the meaning in it holds true. I have suffered from depression & survived a suicide attempt & to me, when you are depressed you are merely existing, you aren't necessarily living out your life as you should be. When I was depressed I felt like I was just an empty vessel, so I think just because you're not dead, doesn't really mean you're 'alive' either. You're just there. i got japanese cherry blossoms because i lived 2 years in japan, and the flower in the dove's beak is a dogwood flower, dogwood is the state tree of VA. dogwood might also be the state flower, i'm not quite sure about that. and i got a dove because i just really like birds..i also have an owl tattoo & have lots of bird things to come.

the paw prints are for my two puppies lola & benji. i only have benji now, i no longer have lola because my ex wouldn't let me have her :(

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    laurenashley89 said on March 20, 2011

    it's this one, just with the N in Not & A in Alive made a little bit fancier, the one on the left side of my back (didn't have it in this photo) is the same font


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    seanb82 said on January 24, 2011

    nice, whats the font on this?

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    ojgarcia said on January 24, 2011

    nice quotes.......!

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    laurenashley89 said on January 13, 2011

    it's okay, i actually forgot to explain the quote in the caption on this one. i'm gonna change it now lol

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    qplate said on January 13, 2011

    opp's sorry should have been a bit more patient .......

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    laurenashley89 said on January 13, 2011

    thank you :D

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