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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 contributor Danielle, a woman who suffers from depression. She has had agoraphobic tendencies for many years, but the past two years have been the worst. She barely leaves her house at all.

About this photo: “I am not a real girlie girl pink sort of person, but I love cherry blossoms. I even got married under some. When my husband and I moved into our home, we had no idea that there would be cherry blossoms a block away in the park. It’s like it was meant to be. The only problem is that I have been stuck in my home for a while now due to depression, agoraphobia, and now winter blahs, and even a quick walk to the park feels impossible most days. But I am going to try to get out more this year. This photo was taken in April, which means the cherry blossoms will be here again soon. I hope that is enough motivation to get me going. These trees bloom and wither very quickly, and I don’t want to miss out. Sounds a little like my life as of recent. Everything is happening so quickly and I feel like I keep missing out.


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13 responses to “Blossoms of Hope”

  1. geecee19 Avatar

    Here is a fella from my hometown , it goes well with your photo as it it “The dance of the cherry trees”


  2. OyiaBrown Avatar

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


  3. Lucky Wreck Avatar

    This photo is gorgeous. I really love it.


  4. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    Beautiful and dreamy…


  5. Luddy's Lens Avatar

    What happy memories cherry blossoms have already given you. Please don’t miss out on them this year.


  6. Emma Lewis Avatar

    Try not to miss out… Go and see your blossoms. Nature has a way of lifting you up.


  7. Juliana Avatar

    Bless ya… I do hope you enjoy the cherry blossoms this year. I’m at peace with nature around me, so I’m sure going out and being around all that you enjoy will lift your spirits. 🙂
    Juliana x


  8. theeagertraveller Avatar

    Beautiful photograph.


  9. alicelucie Avatar

    This is beautiful, spring will come


  10. mycircusofcircles Avatar

    This is a great account! And thank you so much for liking my recent blog post. H x


  11. Norunn Mølsæter Avatar

    Lovly photo! Please take five minutes to go to the park, its only five minutes and you can go back home afterwards, you will not regret it and feel much better!


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