Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Photo taken by a woman who suffers from depression, anxiety, and panic disorder. She is a wife and mother who enjoys capturing her reality through photos. She finds pleasure in all types of photography, including documentary style, portrait, long exposure, and abstract. She especially loves photographing kids and animals.

About this photo: “I took this photograph of a good friend’s son trying to walk in her shoes. I like it because not only is it cute, but his perseverance was inspiring. The little guy could barely walk on his own, but was trying so hard to be like his mama. He kept falling down, but every time he fell he got right back up again. Nothing seemed to phase him. I wish I could be like that — bouncing back after every fall, but life has pushed me down too many times and each time I get up it is harder and harder. Some day I wish to be like this little miracle, full of limitless wonder and determination.


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7 comments on “Determination

  1. Developing A New Image
    November 17, 2012

    I love this image, it speaks so loudly. For some reason I keep hearing Jack Nicholson yelling “you can’t handle these shoes”, but then I always am hearing wierd #%&!………en theos†††jim


  2. Darla Welchel
    November 17, 2012

    Love this image! It is always good to have something to aspire too.


  3. adinparadise
    November 17, 2012

    What a sweet photo. 🙂


  4. Northern Narratives
    November 17, 2012

    Very nice.


  5. Syncopated Eyeball
    November 18, 2012

    Oh my, that is so cute! 🙂


  6. carfreeinthechristmascity
    November 18, 2012

    Beautiful photograph and sentiment.


  7. eof737
    November 26, 2012

    Adorable image. 😉


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