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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.

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 responses to “Decaying Within”

  1. Developing A New Image Avatar

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


  2. mountainmae Avatar

    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 Avatar

    This is a great analogy.


  4. magicallymad Avatar

    Indeed. I hope the winds are gentle.


  5. Damn Que Mala Avatar

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


  6. somethingresemblinghuman Avatar

    Love the photo and the analogy, good work.


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