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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 at Green Pond. She has been diagnosed with many things due to her intense mood shifts, including most-recently bipolar II disorder.

About this photo: “There is something beautiful about the curves of clouds. The way countless people can look at the same sky and see different things. I see a heart. And an arm reaching out beneath the heart from the left. Do you see it? The hand, an open fist. Now the heart is the profile of a woman’s face! Is it me? I am always changing too. People see different things when they see me at different times. I actually feel a lot like a cloud. Nice from a far. Elusive. Ever-changing. 

I see darkness in this image, sadness, but also light. The outstretched arm appears to be holding onto the light of the setting sun. I hope I can hold onto a little light too. A little light of hope in the darkness.


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14 responses to “Grasping for the Light of Hope”

  1. karlarophotography Avatar

    I see God’s fists clutching the light 🙂


  2. Aurelian Păun Avatar

    I have something like this here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mymultimediablog/8963129670/in/set-72157633955147762 but Carrie’s photo is more… much more…


  3. sustainabilitea Avatar

    Beautiful and so peaceful.



  4. jasmindamaro Avatar

    sehr gute aufnahme alles liebe fuer dich von jasmin damaro in belgien


  5. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    stunning photo and wonderful description. I can see the same things you do. I always played that game with my children when they were little – what do the clouds look like to you. I love the you see the hand holding on to the light of the setting sun and see the hope in that.


  6. Hope Avatar

    I love it! The first thing I noticed was the heart, and the the other treatures started unfolding.


  7. Veronica Roth Avatar
    Veronica Roth

    Oh, so lovely and very unique. Nicely curved. 🙂


  8. agusfianda Avatar

    Reblogged this on AGUS FIANDA.


  9. maureenjenner Avatar

    The power and the glory of those clouds and that sky. Wonderful.


  10. maureenjenner Avatar

    Had to re-blog this.


  11. maureenjenner Avatar

    Reblogged this on Musings of a Penpusher and commented:
    Just had to re-blog this and pass it on.


  12. Lisa Avatar

    I see and angel above the hand that is grasping the light. This is a beautiful image. Thank you for sharing.


  13. Tiger Lillies Avatar
    Tiger Lillies

    Lovely photo, beautiful message. I see all those things you mentioned. Very inspirational. Thank you, and wishes for the very best.


  14. Ej Braquet Avatar
    Ej Braquet

    Thanks for sharing and interpreting your lovely photo; really helped me see the light! I have Bipolar and struggle to tell people because i fear the stigma they will see a different me.


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