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A Prayer For The Dying Cicada

The heart of the Japanese summer

The cicada’s shrill call could be heard all throughout the day, and I wondered what it would be like to be them. To be so loud, so obstructive, even if for just six short weeks.

I thought that they, despite their grotesque appearance, were in some way a good role model for us humans. They are truly an example of living your life…



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Reylia Slaby

Reylia Slaby is a Fine Art photographer, writing about her love for creating, and how others can use art in their lives | Insta @reylia.slaby