Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Positive Light and Colour

Photo taken by Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman located in Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 6 years old. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love of photography, have become her saviours and kept her from succumbing to the negative temptations that regularly haunt her. She has tried to commit suicide several times in the past, but thankfully is still with us. Her hopes are to get past her illness, as well as glaucoma, and become a professional photographer.

About this photo: “Wanting to fill myself with positive light and colours, I began using smoke again. I submitted this photo into a theme (shapes), and one of the comments written said; The ease of being…(ease of existence). I thought to myself, if you only knew how difficult it is for me to exist.  Then I thought about my day. The sun shining, spending time with Rick in the bush, taking pictures of autumn leaves and birds. I wanted to fill myself with light and colours, and today I did! The Lord filled my heart. Today was a day that I felt “an ease of being.


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4 comments on “Positive Light and Colour

  1. jmgoyder
    October 27, 2012

    How beautiful – the image and the words.


  2. gita4elamats
    October 27, 2012

    Love & peace!


  3. ag
    October 28, 2012



  4. lauracookphotography
    October 28, 2012

    Just gorgeous!


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