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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 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.”


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8 responses to “Beauty in Disrepair; Morocco”

  1. petchary Avatar

    I love this. Evocative, and rather sad…


  2. seeker Avatar

    Good Eye, I love the grasses growing on the door and roof.


  3. OyiaBrown Avatar

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


  4. thestephala Avatar

    Reblogged this on adventureclubinteractive and commented:
    i love the green frame around this door and the shape of the entryway. this is a perfect example of an interesting door for the current door assignment.


  5. autisticaplanet Avatar

    There certainly is “beauty in disrepair” in my opinion. This is esp. more true if nature is in the process of taking over the said building or object.


  6. Helen Cherry Avatar

    I share your love of old buildings and there is beuaty in everything in my opinion.. absolutely everything 🙂


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