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part 2 ~ with or without

part 2 ~ with or without

See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I wait for you
Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait.... without you

Through the storm we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And I'm waiting for you

And you give
And you give yourself away

My hands are tied
My body bruised, she's got me with
Nothing left to win
And nothing else to lose

With or without you
With or without you
I can't live
With or without you

~ U2 ~

( http://www.filemagazine.com/thecollection/archives/2008/10/with_or_without.html )


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Martha Albuquerque04-Jul-2010 13:23
w o n d e r f u l ~v
Rob Rosetti06-Nov-2006 16:56
Love the delicate skin tones and colors. Very moody composition.
natisunber05-Nov-2006 11:01
Agree with Chris: it's a piece of art.
Wonderful light on a very creative&beautiful interpretation. With or without... The link, the bond, makes me think to a great film of Takeshi KITANO: "DOLLS". Congrats, Ai Li!
Chris Sofopoulos05-Nov-2006 09:45
One of my favourites in this gallery. Maybe because of hands. I don't know.
I like the almost duotone of skin and thread. I think it is a piece of art. v
Ana Carloto O'Shea02-Nov-2006 14:40
Great work with the DOF. I love the simplicity of these two pics that invite us to reflection...
Guest 30-Oct-2006 07:01
this dual shot is really amazing. i keep coming back to this same photo. i love everything abt it, the composition, the simple yet impactful image, the contrast of colours. the red string... so simple, so powerful agains the human body. a work of art indeed. please blow this up and frame. my friend, it is truly a masterpiece.
Guest 29-Oct-2006 04:22
This is SUPERB! I love it.. the colours are just amazing. elegance in simplicity. WELL DONE!!! V!
Jen Bixler28-Oct-2006 15:17
Excellent image and song.
Richard Calmes27-Oct-2006 19:08
A great pair of shots accompanied by great prose! V
Sue Robertson27-Oct-2006 11:17
Wonderful v
Guest 26-Oct-2006 21:09
A lovely pair of images - very evocative - voted.
Doug Kessler26-Oct-2006 13:58
A very perfect addition to this inventive, and yes, soulful series.
Voted
fred_il26-Oct-2006 10:31
One of my fav song!!
Outstanding softness and lighting!
ltolksdorf26-Oct-2006 05:46
Excellent again. Vote.
Cindi Smith25-Oct-2006 23:36
Yes, I love this! Your work is so very unique and so well done! I am in awe! Vote
Craig Persel25-Oct-2006 23:00
Really fantastically creative stuff. Vote.
TimA25-Oct-2006 22:12
Memories can tie you down and hold you back, but you can't live without them, and no one can take your memories away, even if you wish them to (my interpretation of the first photo). They are better at your shoulder as a gentle reminder of what has made you who you are, while not stopping you from moving on.
Niall O'Shea25-Oct-2006 20:19
The DOF flows so subtly in this, weaving here and there, as complex and random as the chord and human form it caresses. Another medidative/suggestive image to this heartfelt gallery.
Guest 25-Oct-2006 20:06
Nice image :O)
Antonis Sarantos25-Oct-2006 17:47
This is very original, has your personal style and your signature wtitten on.
I am amazed from the simplicity and the completeness of this series.
I have to say bravo and vote...
Ann LT25-Oct-2006 16:26
Another brilliant addition to your gallery,Ai Li.
Powerful,poignant,dramatic,and very...you. I love it!
JSWaters25-Oct-2006 16:24
A passion for someone or something binds us so deeply - we at once offer ourselves to it completely, losing a sense of ourselves until we turn just slightly, view the bond from a bit of distance and restore balance after all.
Jenene
Kevin Sargent25-Oct-2006 15:33
Wow! Exceptionally powerful and creative images. Top shelf!
Kal Khogali25-Oct-2006 14:31
When we offer ouselves in bond but can break free. I wonder if the strings themselves signify the person or feelings...like a tie as Adrian says. I am intrigued by the turn of the back...like an attempted rejection "without you". I like your mind games..exposed? Only slightly ;-))K
petem25-Oct-2006 13:52
Thoughtful and provocative. Another wonderful addition Ai Li
Guenter Eh25-Oct-2006 12:17
Another fabulous mind challenger AiLi! Combined with my fav song from U 2! Artistic and sensual creation again! Now you let me sitting here and thinking....! ;))
Sean Blumenhein25-Oct-2006 11:26
Awesome shots, I like both and together with the song it is even more powerful. GMV
JD25-Oct-2006 11:02
The hands are offering on one side, protecting on the other. The red link ties on one side, and simply covers on the other side. In this juxtaposition, each side helps to read the other. Similar and very different. The compositions are really interesting. The softness of the images is also very appropriate. Excellent work, Ai Li. V
Roe..25-Oct-2006 10:35
"you give it all but I want more"...soooo dramatic...love it...v
david procter25-Oct-2006 10:35
Beautiful and delicate and very intimate. U2 lyrics dont do this justice.
Adrian Reilly25-Oct-2006 10:29
The ties that bind. Wonderful work AL
jude25-Oct-2006 10:24
Another intriguing diptych, Ai Li...
Perfect placement of your hands - you are exposed, yet covered.
You appear to be offering in both images.
The first one you offer with plea
The second one you offer with insistance.
There is a feel of punishment due or wanted here...
Maybe because "with or without you" is punishment any way you look at it.
Although you post less than you used to, the images you give us are creative, unusual, and soulful.
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