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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 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 responses to “Beauty and Isolation”

  1. Marilla Avatar

    So sad, but so beautiful.


  2. stacylynngittleman Avatar

    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.


  3. Borneo Rainbow Avatar

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


  4. brettfish Avatar

    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.


  5. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

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


  6. kanebeatz Avatar

    Reblogged this on Beatz kane Blog.


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