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Reaching Toward Heaven

Photo taken by contributor autisticaplanet, a 33-year-old woman who has Asperger’s Syndrome and accompanying anxiety related to social and sensory issues. She also has OCD. She writes a blog to pass along lifelong lessons to help those, adults in particular, dealing with Asperger’s. She hopes to help neurotypical people better understand the “complexities within the complexities” of autism spectrum disorders. She’s had a passion for capturing images since childhood, when her father bought her a Kodak 110 on vacation. She has been told that she sees and captures what others overlook or miss. Her work has been featured in the Daily Herald as well as The MAAP Newsletter (an online newsletter for those with ASD and those who love them, www.aspergersyndrome.org).

About this photo: “I am battling seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and it is particularly terrible this year with the up/down winter weather I am experiencing in the Midwest. Reaching Toward Heaven is about despair & barrenness which is represented by the trees, and hope which is in the “halo” of clouds circling overhead with a brilliantly blue sky. It was taken March 2012 in Rutland Forest Preserve, Hampshire IL.”

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5 comments on “Reaching Toward Heaven

  1. luro97
    February 21, 2013

    It really looks like hands or arms. Thank you for this.

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    • autisticaplanet
      February 22, 2013

      Your welcome. 🙂

      Like

  2. bipolaronfire
    February 21, 2013

    What a beautiful photo. I feel the hope in the sky and the trees’ arms reaching for it.

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  3. autisticaplanet
    February 22, 2013

    I am seeing through this blog from my own experience that people sharing their photographs are helping others. I am glad to be a part of it.

    Like

  4. Carolyn Hughes
    February 22, 2013

    Reach for the sky. It’s beautiful 🙂

    Like

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