Listen for the Glisten of Destiny

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© JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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Q: has anyone bought the leash and cuff quick connect straps wondering how they work in real life

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

The photo inspired the song, which inspired the resurfacing of the picture.

From my first roll of film and my first CD--I knew.

I shed my shell,
and break the spell,
to end the pain,
from an endless well.
Unleash the beast,
we share the least.
The ghosts remain,
to share their hell.
Deep in flight,
well within my right.
Flesh found a nail,
to seal its sight.
The hollow walls,
of Heaven falls,
when visions fail,
to face the fight.
it's my destiny.
There's no rest in me.
There's no choice;
it's my destiny.
It calls,
it pulls,
a voice that rules me.
One voice,
one gift,
one life to live.
When the writing's
on the wall,
and you're not afraid to fall,
it's your destiny.

JamesHarmon McQuilkin
C 1995

57 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    I love the light and the tones!! A beautiful composition!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (29 Nov 2009):


    The colors!!!!!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    WOW! It leaves me speechless.

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    Truly magnificent

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    James, 1994-95 were exceptionally creative years for you! Very nice shot.

  • Bridget

    Bridget (Deleted) said (30 Nov 2009):

    i'd like to take a walk there.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (10 Dec 2009):

    Nice, words and image. dp


    JOE FAILK gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Back to vote!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful image complemented by your narrative - voted!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (2 Mar 2010):

    An outstanding image, and song. Very well done.You have my vote...

  • M A A Q

    M A A Q gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Great capture and great use of shadows. my vote!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    I came back to vote.

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (2 Mar 2010):


  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    A wonderful pairing of the beautiful photo, and the sensational song. Very touching and inspiring. voting.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (3 Mar 2010):

    Those words certainly strike a cord James. The beautiful sepia tones of the image go so well with the words. Voted.

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    interesting image

  • Heaven Man

    Heaven Man gave props (3 Mar 2010):

    Nce tones!Great entry!! Voted

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) said (4 Mar 2010):


  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    A great serene setting! Voted!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    Excellent entry, James! my vote

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    Gets my rad vote

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (8 Mar 2010):

    My vote James - thanks for the words.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (9 Mar 2010):


  • Owen Richards

    Owen Richards gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    Well done you have my vote

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (9 Mar 2010):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Mar 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    I love the originality! Your own song!!! How cool is that!

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    Very speccial atmosphere.

  • Dominic Kite

    Dominic Kite gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    Just that little touch of flare is perfect.

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (19 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful work James ! My Vote !

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (21 Mar 2010):

    wonderful narration and excellent image,,my vote

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (21 Mar 2010):

    Awesome capture. wonderful song too. Voted

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    BTV....! :)

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (23 Mar 2010):

    a lovely image! yes!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (24 Mar 2010):

    Perfect together. For sure my vote.

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (24 Mar 2010):

    I agree with Bridget, would like to hike down that path...what a great image..

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (24 Mar 2010):

    Perfect poetry and image combination!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (24 Mar 2010):

    Cool find! Got my vote.

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (24 Mar 2010):


  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    I agree with Judy!

  • rachelrobichaux

    rachelrobichaux gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    beautiful. voted for sure

  • Vsadad Dylan

    Vsadad Dylan gave props (30 Mar 2010):


  • Vsadad Dylan

    Vsadad Dylan said (30 Mar 2010):

    is so beautiful the colors..the reflections of the snow...i love it ...and u got my vote,friend!!!

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    My vote :)

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Hi JH this is awesome. Lovely Composition and image my friend. You get my vote!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Great shot and entry, James. Voted. R

  • Nabeel Alam

    Nabeel Alam gave props (10 Apr 2010):

    Awesome shot! Love the soft light!!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2010):

    Love this shot. Awesome!!!! My vote

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2010):

    Beautiful--love the lavendar and browns, and intense light.

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (21 May 2010):


  • Yohana Ruiz Dávila

    Yohana Ruiz Dávila (Deleted) gave props (24 May 2010):

    I love it! got my vote...

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (26 May 2010):


  • Urbano Desprini

    Urbano Desprini (Deleted) gave props (28 May 2010):

    Awesome ...Good work ...Wonderful colors vote

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun gave props (3 Jun 2010):

    Simply ... I like the concept ... my vote ...

  • Marie Sager

    Marie Sager gave props (4 Jun 2010):


  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (8 Jun 2010):


  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (26 Mar 2011):

    Magnificent works, inspiring photo, instant favorite!

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