Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Photo taken by Brooke, 33, from Florida, who suffers from depression.

About this photo: I suffered from depression ever since my mother died of complications with multiple sclerosis over 16 years ago.  The pain of losing my mother at 17 was both physically and mentally difficult.  Even as I type, I’m still greatly affected from her loss.  Some days are great and I see the brightness of my life.  However there are days where I feel like I’m in the dark.  There’s a constant reminder to myself that there’s always light somewhere in the midst of the darkness.  My eyes may be closed, yet I feel the source of finding lightness to my life.  I have the power to manifest my darkness of depression in order to see the light…therefore I must shine.  

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10 comments on “Shine

  1. Emily Sheehan
    May 20, 2012

    Yes. Well done. Great composition.


  2. Brooke H.
    May 20, 2012

    BLC…thank you all so much for posting my work and story. I truly appreciate it greatly and hope that others can feel the inspiration behind the work and words. :o)


  3. magicallymad
    May 20, 2012

    Gorgeous photo!


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  5. LA Edwards
    May 20, 2012



  6. jamminbegins
    May 21, 2012

    Amazing picture. Stay strong girl.


  7. Developing A New Image
    May 21, 2012

    Very nice reflection, rock on strong…..shalom en theos…..jim


  8. Arwen
    May 21, 2012

    You do shine!


  9. meredith
    May 22, 2012

    Beautiful, deeply touching expression of your love and grief for your mother. Thank you so much for sharing this. It’s amazing to me to see such deep love reflected so openly.


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