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Final Descent

This photo was taken several weeks ago from an airplane. I was filled with anxiety about the journey, and haunted by my ever-present depression.

Looking down, the world was just a blur of lights. Everyone an individual, but from that vantage point they were all one; a small part of a whole brilliant lightscape. I couldn’t help but think I didn’t belong. That there might not be space for my little dimmed light.

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16 comments on “Final Descent

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  2. Gilly Gee
    April 6, 2012

    Very unusual, excellent!


  3. Northern Narratives
    April 6, 2012

    Very creative. I love it.


  4. Ruth Bailey
    April 6, 2012

    Interesting perspective in the photo. Thanks for your bravery in sharing what you feel inside. I hope you now feel like your light is part of a bigger whole.


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  8. laviebohemeart
    April 7, 2012



  9. eof737
    April 7, 2012

    It is a stunning photo and I send you healing love and light.:-)


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  12. Rick Diffley
    April 10, 2012

    Very artistic!


  13. Raynal R. Reyes
    April 16, 2012

    Great WORK!!! thanks for the like


  14. Cris
    December 6, 2012

    I like this photo, it reminds me of how many mind felt anxious when flying.
    It could actually be the photograph that I have always wanted to take in those situations and never did.


  15. thehappymango
    January 17, 2013

    Awesome! Never seen anything like it!


  16. johngevans13
    February 15, 2015

    A brilliant photo and I also enjoyed your writeup about the composition. Your light shines brighter than you will ever know…right into my heart. Stay well my friend.


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