Photos taken by Jim Work, who has struggled with depression for many years. More about him here.
About this photo: I found this purple thistle growing in my driveway. I was struck by it’s beauty and so tried to reflect that image. So often I am presented the glory of nature. Sometimes I see the dark side, but I rarely show that. I am much like the guy at church that greets you with an “I’m fine” and you find out a week later that he has lost his job, his wife left him and he is finding love from a stranger via WWW. I find myself just as phony. I hide my darkness afraid it will scare the hell out of everyone else. Meanwhile, it scares the hell into me.
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