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Grasping for the Light of Hope

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 comments on “Grasping for the Light of Hope

  1. karlarophotography
    June 14, 2013

    I see God’s fists clutching the light 🙂

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  2. Aurelian Păun
    June 14, 2013

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

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  3. sustainabilitea
    June 14, 2013

    Beautiful and so peaceful.

    janet

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  4. jasmindamaro
    June 14, 2013

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

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  5. Paula McLane Jennings
    June 14, 2013

    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.

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  6. Hope
    June 14, 2013

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

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  7. Veronica Roth
    June 14, 2013

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

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  8. agusfianda
    June 15, 2013

    Reblogged this on AGUS FIANDA.

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  9. maureenjenner
    June 16, 2013

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

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  10. maureenjenner
    June 16, 2013

    Had to re-blog this.

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  11. maureenjenner
    June 16, 2013

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

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  12. Lisa
    June 16, 2013

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

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  13. Tiger Lillies
    June 17, 2013

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

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  14. Ej Braquet
    August 9, 2013

    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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