The feeling of the numb inside being so expansive that it bleeds into the shadows that you've surrounded yourself with...filling the black void around you...allowing the aching empty to spill inside and settle, blanketing your heart. THIS is what I remember when I see this picture.
I liked the very finely textured pattern. most of the shadows till now have been large, we can do some detail work too. Google Image Result for http://designyoutrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/i1a29.jpg