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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 mother with depression on Long Beach Island, NJ.

About this photo: Being a mother is challenging. Being a mother with severe depression feels nearly impossible. I want to hold on to every moment and focus on this beautiful baby girl I created, but the depression seems to keep taking over, and time flies by. I feel like we were just taking this photo when she was a little peanut of a thing, and now it is her second birthday tomorrow. I know I need to just keep fighting the depression as hard as possible so I can enjoy each fleeting moment with my daughter because it will be gone before I know it. 

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16 responses to “Fleeting Moments”

  1. nuvofelt Avatar

    They grow so quickly. Treasure those fleeting moments.


  2. Northern Narratives Avatar
    Northern Narratives

    Enjoy every moment with your beautiful daughter.


  3. Persephone Avatar

    Having a daughter has also helped me find the strength to fight depression, even when I thought I couldn’t do it. Wishing you the best.


  4. mypenandme Avatar

    She’s beautiful! 🙂


  5. Jo Bryant Avatar

    A gorgeous image


  6. jmgoyder Avatar

    Beautiful picture and thoughts. I wish you all the best and know what it is like in a different way.


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  11. Myra GB Avatar

    Finding art and beauty in something so sad is a blessing. 🙂


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  15. eof737 Avatar

    It’s a poignant shot and I hope she is getting the care she needs…


  16. The Retiring Sort Avatar

    A lovely image, and a beautiful, poignant post. Hang in there.


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