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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 first-time contributor from New Jersey. She is a 46-year-old single woman with Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. She loves God, family, and friends. She enjoys art, music, photography, animals, and singing.

About this photo: “There is a children’s memorial garden near where I live.  This park is connected to a beautiful lake.  It has an abundance of flowers, trees, and a gazebo.  The brick pathway is made up of small bricks that each one has a name of a child in my county that has died.  Although it is a sad place for many…I find such serenity there.  It is my favorite place to go and take pictures.  I also sit, meditate, and pray.  This park is my special place to go especially when I am in pain and suffering.  It truly helps me to get through. 

This photo was taken on a rainy day.  It represents the many tears that I have shed in dealing with my illnesses.”  


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9 responses to “Finding Serenity”

  1. Su Leslie Avatar
    Su Leslie

    This is a fascinating photo. The foreground leaf in particular looks quite other-worldly. Beautiful.


  2. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    Your photo is absolutely STUNNING!!! I am now from DE but lived over 50 years in NJ. Wondering where that park is. Although sad that park sounds like an amazingly peaceful place to sit and pray and think.


  3. Owen Redahan Avatar

    This park sounds like an amazing peace-restoring place for you. You are so lucky to have somewhere like this to recharge your batteries. What an insightful image.


  4. Escaping Elegance Avatar

    Absolutely stunning photo. Thanks for sharing it!


  5. autisticaplanet Avatar

    A touching photograph as well as a stunningly pretty nature photograph.


  6. Ej Braquet Avatar
    Ej Braquet

    Thanks for sharing such a cool close up. I liked the description as well. Bipolar does not always make our life peaceful. Keep posting pics.


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