Photo taken by contributor Thirdeyemom, who experienced severe postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. It was a terrifying, isolating experience for her, which included terrible insomnia and hallucinations. Thankfully with the help of doctors and family, one week after her son’s first birthday she was able to board a plane to South Africa, resuming her love of travel. Through traveling, writing, and photography she began to see the beauty of the world again.
About this photo: “I took this photo while volunteering in Rabat, Morocco. I have a fascination with old, dilapidated buildings for some reason. I find beauty in their history and stage of demise. It is as if each layer of paint has a story to tell, a memory to share. I saw this green door and it beckoned me to take its photo. Sometimes beauty is hard to find but it is always there if you are willing to look.”