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Photo taken by Jim, a man from the SouthWest of Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life.

About this photo: “Things are not always as they appear. This is an image taken at night with a full moon veiled by a thin layer of high clouds. Another one of those times that things do not evolve as you planned.

Life flows that way. I never planned to have so many days of  “melancholy“  (the Freudian polite word for depression) at this station of my life. Yet the clouds continue to form and obscure.

Holding tight and fast to Toby Mac’s promising words:

‘So, baby, hold on, just another day or two. I can see the clouds are moving faster now, and the sun is breaking through.

If you can hold on, to the one that’s holding you, there is nothing that can stop this crazy love from breaking through.’

Seems like I have been holding on to different song lyrics for most of my life. I keep repeating them, trying hard to turn them into reality.”


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3 comments on “Melancholy

  1. Emily
    April 17, 2013

    Loved the photo. Interesting comments.


  2. autisticaplanet
    April 22, 2013

    There is Light even in the darkness. Very good composition idea.


  3. hennycliq12
    April 24, 2013

    Reblogged this on How wonderful you are … and commented:
    melancholy for melancolist


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