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You are

completely anonymous
to me.

Your
name age gender remain a secret.
I know neither your
height weight sexuality nor the color of your
eyes hair skin.

For once I had no
        preconceived ideas
                false expectations
                        unfair prejudices
that distorted you into something that you
were not.

I savor my ignorance
for it carries the delightful taste of
pure truth.

Beautiful.
Trying something new with my first poem. :aww: You are...beautiful.

No matter how diligently we try not to judge people for things they cannot change such as their race, appearance, or sexuality, we have to accept that it happens all of the time. Even if we do not actually act on our prejudices, they still exist and hinder our ability to see others clearly.

The internet fascinates me because of how anonymous we are allowed to be in contrast to real life. In deviantART, for example, we can chat, collaborate, work, and become extremely close to people who we do not even know the real names of. When I meet someone new here, I typically only know their gender, where they are from, and possibly their age. Most of the time, I have no clue what race/ethnicity they are or what they even look like. I love this sort of anonymity because you are able to look past whatever superficial details to understand what kind of person they truly are.

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shep4life Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love this
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ThatSparklyStalker Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Thank you for this. It is a beautiful thought perfect expressed. Heart 
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Ahh, thank you very much for your feedback! :huggle:
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ThatSparklyStalker Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
D'aaw anytime love  x
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
:tighthug:
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Riemea Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully written, and very true!

This is what I like about the internet, too. And the great thing is, here on dA, noone is bothered by the fact that we're all more or less anonymous. We're not about sharing details of our lives (like most people on facebook do), but we're about the art and community, without prejudices, because they don't have much chance to form.
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Thank you! :love:

Mmhmm, at first I thought it would be weird interacting with people you know next to nothing about, but once you get to know them as a person, it becomes to mean nothing what other details of their life are. :)
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Riemea Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :huggle:

You're right about that. :nod: For me the biggest step is to start interacting with people. :grump:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I was a total social outcast for a few months when I joined dA :lol:
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Riemea Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too :giggle:
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