Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Traveling in My Mind

Photo taken by a 31-year-old woman in Florida. She suffers from depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, and more or less depending on the day.

About this photo: “I used to love to travel. To explore and photograph new places. But as my depression and social anxiety have gotten worse over the last 10 years, it has stopped being possible. I still try to get away a bit, but it must be closer to home now. This photograph was taken at a zoo in Florida. I know it is not the photo one would expect from a zoo, such as a panda or tiger, but I was feeling overwhelmed so I left my little group and just stood at this spot looking up. I reveled in the simplicity and beauty of the foliage I was not used to. I traveled great distances in my mind there, while alone and enjoying a peaceful moment. I hope to be able to travel again for real, but for now I will take the little moments as I can find them.” 

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3 comments on “Traveling in My Mind

  1. JM
    September 28, 2012

    Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Laurie Merritt Photography
    September 30, 2012

    Whatever moment you can grab, however simple, is what’s most important. In looking at this image, it appears to have been worth the hard effort. Baby steps…
    I really am loving this site – it’s such a great way to bring people together.
    Thanks for liking another recent post of mine “Object lighting-glass vase”.

    Like

  3. Emma at LLM Calling
    December 18, 2012

    it’s beautiful, I often do the same and people wonder why I’m taking photos of things out of the ordinary. thanks for sharing, I’m going to take some photos today as therapy

    Like

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