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Decaying Within

Taken by a woman, depressed in Hoboken, NJ.

About this photo: If you can imagine, from the front, this building looks totally normal, but if you look at it from behind, you can see that it is rusted, decayed, and ready to fall apart. I think mental illness can cause people to become like this building. It does for me at least. I can act okay enough to look normal on the outside, but on the inside I am a mess, ready to fall apart if the wind blows the wrong way.

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6 comments on “Decaying Within

  1. Developing A New Image
    June 3, 2012

    Great analogy!!!!!!shalom en theos….jim


  2. mountainmae
    June 3, 2012

    It interests me “looking through another’s eyes”- I have had a similar experience with having pain, I could pull off a meeting for about an hour and look “normal.”


  3. jmgoyder
    June 3, 2012

    This is a great analogy.


  4. magicallymad
    June 3, 2012

    Indeed. I hope the winds are gentle.


  5. Damn Que Mala
    June 4, 2012

    I’ve taken several photographs of the same exact building & for exactly the same reason!


  6. somethingresemblinghuman
    June 4, 2012

    Love the photo and the analogy, good work.


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