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Finding Serenity

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 comments on “Finding Serenity

  1. Su Leslie
    July 24, 2013

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


  2. Borneo Rainbow
    July 24, 2013



  3. Paula McLane Jennings
    July 24, 2013

    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.


  4. Owen Redahan
    July 25, 2013

    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.


  5. Cassandra
    July 25, 2013



  6. Escaping Elegance
    July 25, 2013

    Absolutely stunning photo. Thanks for sharing it!


  7. Carolyn Hughes
    July 26, 2013

    Love it!


  8. autisticaplanet
    July 29, 2013

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


  9. Ej Braquet
    August 9, 2013

    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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