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Beauty and Isolation

Photo taken by a woman in her thirties in Florida. She regularly experiences depression and anxiety, and rarely travels any more as a result.

About this photo: “I was on a rare vacation when I took this photo, but when you suffer from depression you are never really on vacation. I was at a beautiful community, in a lovely location, feeling somewhat fresh and refreshed in a calming environment, and yet I still felt distance and isolation. I think that disparity comes across in this photo.

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6 comments on “Beauty and Isolation

  1. Marilla
    July 19, 2013

    So sad, but so beautiful.

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  2. stacylynngittleman
    July 19, 2013

    I can understand that feeling. Sometimes I see everyone around me having fun, even my family and still feel like on the outside. next time you are by a pool like that, take the plunge, trust me, it can be very uplifting.

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  3. Borneo Rainbow
    July 19, 2013

    help building confidence to others is the work of everybody..

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  4. brettfish
    July 19, 2013

    yeah echo the sadness of the story behind the pic. for me it’s the feet kind of peeking into the picture that make all the difference – take them out and it is a completely different pic – add a lot of life and hope and promise even [?] to what otherwise might be a picture you see in a catalogue – suddenly it becomes a story and hopefully having gotten a glimpse of the story the hope that the courage to venture beyond will return again somehow… don’t give up hope… thankx for the share.

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  5. Paula McLane Jennings
    July 19, 2013

    lovely photo – great add with your toes! I too suffer from depression and anxiety and can totally relate to not getting away as much.

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  6. kanebeatz
    July 20, 2013

    Reblogged this on Beatz kane Blog.

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