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Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression.

About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. The depression keeps me down, emotionally and physically, often laying under heavy blankets in darkness barely moving for hours and hours, and then insomnia lifts me up just when I should be going to sleep. It is hard to maintain such a lifestyle when you have a family and a job, and so I end up having to try and medicate myself back to “normal.”  Everyone keeps telling me to exercise and get out more. If only it were that easy. I wish there were not such defined rules on normal. Or that I could be a rock star and then I’d be expected to keep reverse hours! Or perhaps I could move across the world to a time zone more in sync with my body. Somehow I think it would be the same old story different place. Just one of my many burdens to bear. 

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10 responses to “Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)”

  1. eof737 Avatar

    Perfect. I love it. 😉


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  3. Maggie L R Avatar

    I love the way you caught the sunlight on the tips of the branches…


  4. Laura Leigh Goyer Avatar

    The photo really captures the mood of the writing perfectly. I hope that glimmer of sun also represents a light at the end of the tunnel…


  5. anotherthousandwords Avatar

    This photo is incredibly beautiful. Re-creating the beauty given us will, hopefully, help her out of depression. She has much talent…and certainly a “marvelous eye” for doing so.

    I’ll rate this AA+++!


  6. mypathforward Avatar

    Beautiful photo!


  7. island traveler Avatar

    I have moments like that but Im thankful that my love ones becomes my sunshine and my God as the source of light. There’s hope with each new day. Of a smile with each sunrise. Hope the dark clouds will pass soon…


  8. Amar Naik Avatar
    Amar Naik

    great shots


  9. pix & kardz Avatar

    what a hopeful image. thanks for sharing.


  10. Garry Stewart Avatar
    Garry Stewart

    great photo


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