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Pieces of Blue

Photo taken by first-time contributor Tilda, a 40-something female from Australia. Due to childhood abuse and trauma, she has a history of cPTSD, depression, and dissociation. She uses creative pursuits to distract her and express herself, including photography and blogging.

About this photo: “I took this photo of a succulent from my garden, about a year ago, and some people may recognize it as the gravatar image I used for a while. I see the image as a reflection of myself ~ many segments of a whole, pieces joined but separate and spiraling. There are points at the end of each petal, which look sharp, but are actually soft to touch. I see beauty in its uniqueness and complexity.

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22 comments on “Pieces of Blue

  1. AnyTing
    June 22, 2013

    this is absolutely amazing!

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    • Tilda
      June 22, 2013

      Thankyou so much

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  2. Jessica Slavin
    June 22, 2013

    Reblogged this on jessicaslavin.

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    • Tilda
      June 22, 2013

      Thankyou for this

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  3. Stunning …

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    • Tilda
      June 22, 2013

      Thankyou

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  4. sstrategys
    June 22, 2013

    Beautiful

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    • Tilda
      June 22, 2013

      Thanks so much

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  5. bakesinslippers
    June 22, 2013

    gorgeous. pictures tell so much about us, and i thank you for sharing

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    • Tilda
      June 22, 2013

      Thankyou for this lovely comment. And you’re right, pictures can capture our essence, pieces of ourselves. Thanks

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  6. Jesse Gross Photography
    June 22, 2013

    Beautiful contrast and color

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    • Tilda
      June 22, 2013

      Thankyou. I played with the colour values a little, as I prefer purples and blues, the actual plant is a blue/green. Thanks

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  7. Paula McLane Jennings
    June 22, 2013

    the flower is stunning and I love how you compare it to yourself!

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    • Tilda
      June 22, 2013

      I love it too, and I could go on and on with the analogy!
      Thankyou!

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  8. Tilda
    June 22, 2013

    Thankyou so much to Broken Light.
    It was such a lovely surprise to see my photo published this morning.
    I feel very honoured.
    Thankyou ♡

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  9. Su Leslie
    June 23, 2013

    This is a beautiful photo. I love that although the centre is dark, there is light on every petal tip – a reminder that we can find find our way to the light. Thank you.

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    • Tilda
      June 24, 2013

      That’s a lovely way to look at it, Thankyou.

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      • Su Leslie
        June 24, 2013

        You’re welcome. I’ve been thinking about your photo a lot today; it’s changed how I will approach the background of a collage I’m doing – for the better!

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      • Tilda
        June 24, 2013

        Gosh! That’s great to hear, that we can inspire each other. Have fun.

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      • Su Leslie
        June 24, 2013

        I will; thanks.

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  10. Son
    June 24, 2013

    WOW!

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