Who we are & why we are

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 contributor Lisa, a licensed mental health counselor. She believes that we all need a creative outlet to help clear our heads of the occasional “gunk.” For her, it’s photography, and diving. She has a personal blog that contains inspirational and travel photos, as well as a professional blog. Though she is very proud of being licensed counselors for both Alabama and Florida, as well as a Registered Play Therapist and Nationally Certified Counselor, she is most proud of the fact that at the age of 47 she learned to scuba dive and has been an avid diver ever since.

About this photo: “I drive to a second office once a week which is about a two hour drive.  I notice that pier each time and had often wanted to stop and get a photo but I’m always in a hurry.  I couldn’t count the times I’ve gone by that lonely pier over the past 6 months.  But finally, one day, I was nearing it and decided that I just had to take the time to see it and possibly get a photo.  Though it can be clearly seen by the highway, it’s neglected and it’s owners have long been gone.  In fact what one doesn’t see is that the pier actually does not connect to the end.  If one were to try to walk it, they could not get to the end of it as part of the pier is now gone.  To me it was a testament to its strength and usefulness.  The water that day, was smooth.  Had I stopped at some other time I might not have seen it so peaceful.  It is one of my favorite shots.


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3 responses to “Lonely Pier”

  1. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    absolutely wonderful photo!


  2. Huw Thomas Avatar

    Beautiful picture. I want to be there.


  3. billiamholt Avatar

    I saw the picture and said to myself ” this reminds me of home.” Then I read the bio and realized this is my home. The photo is beautiful, I also really appreciate what your doing here on this blog. Good Work!


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