Sunflower Philosophy
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Joined 09-01-02, id: 261473
Author has written 37 stories for General, Song, General, Friendship, Life, and Essay.
"Man plans and God laughs"-- Yiddish Proverb

Time for yet another update...

Hi. *waves enthusiastically* I'm Daniella and I'm 17. This may really surprise you, but I love to write. *shock* *horror* I started writing poetry in around second grade or something, so I guess you have to get SOMETHING relatively readable in ten years of, ahem, working on it. I only started writing poetry that seemed decent somehow around three years ago. Which just goes to prove...
I am working on getting my novel published, just like the next guy... in fact I've got two written and all set. Now all I need is an editor or agent who's had enough coffee this morning and is in a relatively good mood, who happens to be glancing at a query of mine...
I'm much too ambitious for my own good and have this tendency for juggling lessons or however it is you develop several skills at the same time (unfortunately... juggling is NOT one of my "talents"). I try my hand at piano and singing (Music and writing. My life in a nutshell), I love imitating and acting in general (my favorite pastime is imitating Jack Sparrow, though unfortunately my friends are so sick of it they'd sooner send me flying off a cliff into the Caribbean Sea than tolerate another "That's interesting..." from me...), and I'm constantly debating whether or not to take dancing lessons and try that out.
Decisions, decisions. I'm a lamentable decision-maker.

I'm an American-Israeli, having "made aliyah" (immigrated to Israel) seven and a half years ago, when I was around ten years old. At first I hated it. Now I can't live anywhere else.

Anyway. Why Sunflower Philosophy? Because sunflowers are my favorite flowers. Why? They're everything optimistic in this awesome world of ours- bright, yellow, huge, giving (seeds...), and always tilting towards the sun EVEN... *waits for droning chorus of "On a cloudy day..."*

I have lots of friends on this site! Let's see. There's Jupgrrl, my crazy older sister who writes breathtaking poetry and bribes me into listening to her rant about her boyfriend/fiance by stuffing chocolate down my throat (not a bad exchange, really...); Minihaha, my beautiful and adorable close friend, to whom a few of my poems were written- I still haven't managed to convince her to post more poems, but I will! I will, I tell you!!!... There's Strongwind, another friend of mine who works very hard on keeping to herself about her problems, but gives me a glance at them through her beautiful writing; MagenDavid, the adorable girl who lives on the other side of my wall (we have a whole code of communication- hey Rose! Knock knock knock!); and the Happy-Platipus herself, a highly entertaining and amusingly philosophical human being, for whom the spelling of the word "platypus" is of no importance in comparison to the cosmic reasoning behind the creation of the universe.
Or something.

Have a great summer, y'all!

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Eulogy for the Joyous by Wings of Dark reviews
Purpose for a writer is never to be striven for; one already has it, is born with it.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 687 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/9/2004
Yellow Flowers by Infinite Smiles reviews
This is a short little thing on "appreciation". This is a true story with a lesson learned.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 340 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13/2004
Poetic Vision by Baron Evergrace reviews
There is beauty in all things...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/31/2003
Getting There by HoldinOn2Him reviews
Companion piece to *Make it happen* , please r/r :)
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/21/2003
Lived by Psycho-kyugurl reviews
Told from an old man who have lived his life, not like any of us.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 198 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/2/2003
Kindling by makkenjii reviews
The Birth series continues! Now I have to go back to the other character. As always, critiques are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/5/2003
What Color is the Sky? by Starlight Rain reviews
Why do we continue to let the human race's self-imposed stereotypes preside? Without even realizing it?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 7 - Published: 12/2/2002
Black Night, White Sky by Starlight Rain reviews
To see before the artist adds color to this world...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/1/2002
The Difference Between by crazy-chica reviews
What do you believe the difference is between the sane and the insane? Well here are my thoughts. R/R please. I'll just say its a strange poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/10/2002
Air by JupGrrl reviews
A retrospective poem about my former eating disorder
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 280 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/4/2002
Songs of when the war have passed by Hagar reviews
The title is the nest summary for this one; translated from Hebrew.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/11/2002
I want to Understand by WillowBear reviews
Just a stupid poem questioning existance or something alont those lines
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 518 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/1/2002
Inversions by liscarthan-rae reviews
Just about seeing the dark, when we're blinded by the light.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/26/2002
Rusty Edges by CantoraDeCali reviews
Just read it- Please submit a review so I know whether or not to keep writing.....
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 250 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/16/2002
The Wind by Lady Sunflower reviews
A not quite finished story of two lovers and a rose. Mostly the work is a study on imagery.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 330 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/5/2002
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I Really Am reviews
It's hard to define exactly what you are. Here is a poem describing an attempt to understand what I really am... another of my personal favorites.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 268 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/4/2004
Joy reviews
"Why did I never tell her? Why did I never look deep into those beautiful eyes she thinks are so plain, and say to her, 'Joy, you are beautiful" My tribute to one of the most frustrating- and most rewarding- friendships of my life...
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 721 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/4/2004
Think of Me reviews
And sometimes I just feel so alone/And sometimes I feel like a forgotten waterfall,/Deep in the woods where the deer forget to roam,/Singing with all my might to the silence of a pristine/Darkness... Sometimes I just feel forgotten...
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 327 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/4/2004
Erase Myself reviews
Why do I find myself wondering/If maybe I should just erase myself/Against the deep blue of the sky/So I don't block the sun for you/Anymore... sometimes I feel like my friends don't appreciate me for who I am...
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 299 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 4/4/2004
Serenity reviews
"I never really understood Serenity. She was always a shimmering reflection of herself, a glimmer of soft blue light on the surface of the lake..." This is one of what I call my character study essays, in which I describe a glimpse of a person I know...
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,022 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/25/2003
Letting Go reviews
A shortish essay describing one of the hardest lessons I had to learn this year... sometimes, you just have to let go.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 487 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/19/2003
Sunflower Philosophies reviews
A collection of my thoughts... chapter 3: The Fall and Rise of Sunflower Philosophy. About my experiences this year and what I learned from them- about friendships, listening, and most importantly, myself.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,798 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/5/2003 - Published: 7/30/2003
Judges reviews
Every human being judges others, whether by surface, which gives no information on the person, or by deep abilities, by which you can legitimately judge another. But in my opinion, there is one quality by which you can judge someone completely...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/19/2003
Dancing reviews
A poem about optimism, told as a story, in a free-flowing style... "Blinking in the sunlight/Stinging his eyes/Singing in hers..."
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/4/2003
The Gift You Give reviews
"You are the gift you give the world... so why not make yourself the best gift you can give" An inspirational piece guaranteed to inflate your ego about five times its normal size... my gift to you!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 603 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/22/2003
Stormy Sunlight reviews
A story I wrote about a girl, who is based somewhat on myself, though exaggerated in both ways. I consider it one of the best pieces I've written... you'll see what I mean if you read the first paragraph. Anyway, it's about the storm beneath the sunray...
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 911 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/22/2003
Seeds reviews
This is probably my most poetic, well, poem, that speaks about this particular subject. It's the story of my depression and my coming out of it... written as almost a sonnet.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 360 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/9/2003
Answer reviews
This a song, written to a different friend of mine, who is on a soul-searching quest at the moment. I wanted her to know that even when it's at my expense, I'll support her and be there for her. After I wrote it, I realized that this is not just to her...
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 229 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/9/2003
The Sun Behind the Moon reviews
Happiness lies just over the mountain, it will come not a minute too soon... but until then our hope will be, the sun behind the moon
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 233 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 7/9/2003
When You Smile reviews
I wrote this song for Minihaha (that's her pen name, not her real name...), a friend of mine who's been going through a rough time lately. Yesterday she was suddenly in a good mood, and I was so happy to see it I put it down into music and words...
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 168 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/16/2003
Today reviews
This is my latest "hit single"... it's a song about maturing, growing up and accepting myself. Based on something that happened to me recently. Sorry about the way it's arranged, FP won't let me set it up normally... "Today, today" starts the chorus.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 263 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/29/2003
Sunny Standing reviews
No, Sunny is a person. This is a story song about a girl hanging on the edge...
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 265 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 4/29/2003
Meaningless reviews
A poem about an old lady, talking about the things that were dear to her in her lifetime and how they've lost their meaning now that she's gone
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 220 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 4/29/2003
Opening You reviews
Once there was this cold sort of rift between a close friend of mine and me, and I got very frustrated. I thought maybe fighting it out would help, so I wrote this poem to her.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 310 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 4/29/2003
I Shouldn't Have to Know reviews
I shouldn't have to know what a missile is for, what's a will, what's a war, why there's tape on the door... a lamentation for my lost innocence, so to speak
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 429 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/29/2003
In the Mirror reviews
Literally my most recent song (wrote it yesterday!). It's not about searching for myself, but rather just studying my face in the mirror and accepting who I am.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 332 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 11/11/2002
Rain reviews
If anyone read that review I wrote for someone back there, a song about rain, here's that song I wrote on there. It's an ode to the blessing and the happiness I get around this time of year, first rain in the desert... written a year ago (at 14).
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 185 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Published: 11/11/2002
Little Heart reviews
Here's a song written at 14, from a very different viewpoint... I was down (again) at the time, torn in guilt and feeling like I was a horrible person. I got a sign, though... a line... before you forgive others, you must forgive yourself.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/11/2002
Heart of Stone reviews
After you listen to the news and you hear the same sad stories over and over again, soon you find yourself numb to them when at first you were very upset. Here's a song about turning ourselves into hearts of stone, to avoid the pain...
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 261 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/11/2002
Escaping the Abyss reviews
Another "timeless" poem (see summary of "Blue & Black")- this one proved prophetic, as well. Written at 13, I still consider it among my favorites.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 409 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 11/11/2002
Circle of Dreamers reviews
This is a song, to the tune of "We" by one of my favorite singers, Noa. It's about us, the circle of dreamers, constantly trying to achieve our ultimate goal...
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 11/11/2002
Blue & Black reviews
Here's my "timeless depressive" poem. When a poem is timeless, it means that every time I read it I marvel at it, no matter how much time has passed. I consider it the height of all my depressive poetry. Whoa, relax, it's not that bad! Written at 14.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 420 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/11/2002
Signs reviews
Has an ordinary day ever been brightened by a sign? A little something that jumps out at you from everyday life, putting a smile on your face for a moment? This is an essay- I have nothing else to call it- on signs.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 571 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 12 - Published: 9/24/2002
The Butterfly reviews
This is a trilogy of poems written at ages 11, 13 and 15, about growing up.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 881 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/24/2002
The Sound of My Own Footsteps reviews
One of my most radiant post-depressive poems... when I talk about the philosophy and the optimism I gained after depression, I refer to this one. Please read and review!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 405 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/10/2002
Free reviews
Another WTC tribute... this one is told from the viewpoint of one of the victims.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 428 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/10/2002
Explain reviews
We all like to write depressive poetry, right? Here's a song looking at it from a different point of view- the friend of someone dealing with depression. Have you ever considered what your friends feel about it? Please read and review!
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/10/2002
Light of the Moon reviews
A song I improvised while just singing to myself, and the scary part is that it rhymes. It is talking about something specific in my life, but not something I'll share on the Internet... ;) Please read and review!
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 271 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/10/2002
Tears for a Hero reviews
Contrary to popular belief, no, this is not a WTC tribute... it's taking a good look at someone called simply labeled a hero, who, after all, is also human...
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 258 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/6/2002
Watching reviews
The human understanding of God as he or she grows older.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 9/2/2002
The Slave reviews
You're a slave to the world; but if you weren't, you wouldn't survive
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 217 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/2/2002
Courage reviews
Your only enemy is you.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 380 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/2/2002