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Escape

Photo taken by Danielle, a contributor with Major Depressive Disorder and Agoraphobia to varying degrees. She is getting out more than she was a year ago, so hopefully things will keep heading in that direction.

About this photo: “Depression has left me treading the waters of a murky sea for a long time. Thankfully, I am starting to emerge. I even went to a beach recently and a pool. Instead of focusing on my intrusive negative thoughts, I tried to focus on the calming nature of the water, and the vast beauty and potential of the world. A Rumi quote came to mind. It is one of those easier said than done phrases, but it’s beautiful, and one that I am trying to embrace more and more…

‘Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.’ 

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16 comments on “Escape

  1. maureenjenner
    August 16, 2013

    Fascinating picture. So many possibilities.

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  2. Escaping Elegance
    August 16, 2013

    Great picture!! So interesting with the bubbles.

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  3. Sheri
    August 16, 2013

    Learning to be more carefree, that’s awesome.

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  4. phillymanjim
    August 16, 2013

    Reblogged this on phillymanjim's Blog and commented:
    Beautiful, surreal and amazing! Please pass on to the contributor that she has my best wishes for her continued recovery. By the way, The poetry of Rumi saved my life when I was going through the early grief and PTSD of losing my daughter. I continue to read the beautiful words of that great Sufi whenever I need spiritual renewal!

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  5. janaline smalman
    August 16, 2013

    Lovely photo!!!

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  6. Incredible dreamlike quality. I love this!

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  7. mightwar
    August 16, 2013

    There is such suspense in this image: like the breath you take before a moment of action. Very nicely done.

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  8. Colette
    August 16, 2013

    très belle photo ! j’adore ! super angle !!!!

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  9. hodgepodge4thesoul
    August 16, 2013

    Beautiful shot, and thank you for sharing her story. She’s a brave soul-so special, the world wouldn’t be the same without her…

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  10. Dreams and Zeros
    August 17, 2013

    Brilliant.

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  11. Emily
    August 17, 2013

    Great! Not only beautiful but leaves you wondering how you did it. Excellent.

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  12. Paula McLane Jennings
    August 18, 2013

    your photo is fascinating! and I also feel calm when I am near the water. I love the ocean but sadly have not been in several years.

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  13. Judy
    August 18, 2013

    Very interesting photo! Beautiful!

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  14. samanthapugsley
    August 18, 2013

    This is so beautiful and emotive.

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  15. Ilusión
    August 19, 2013
  16. adewun44
    August 20, 2013

    Reblogged this on adewun44's Blog.

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