Yin & Yang; Macedonia

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, and both pockets of joy and memorable disappointments. The relationship has since ended but that experience has changed her perspective of mental illness. She will forever be grateful for the lessons they taught each other.

About this photo: “This photograph was taken during a holiday picnic in Kriva Palanka, Macedonia. I was playing with my camera and managed to capture these little ones. I have no idea why I am in love with this shot. Perhaps, it is because it resonates the strength of our inner children. Or maybe it’s just a reflection of my vision of yin and yang.


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7 thoughts on “Yin & Yang; Macedonia

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  1. What I notice, is the eyes of the children -and it makes me sad.

    The light of their soul is gone and replaced with sorrow (and pain?).

    At the same time, I sense a deeply touch with the ground -meaning groundbounded. It´s my hope, that this will be their rescue, and that little by little their light will shine on (thanks to people like you, reaching out your hand/heart).

    So, by writing this comment, I truly came to an understanding of your comment/title yin-yan.

    Thanks for sharing. Hoping that you´ll be able to continue worship the new colors that has been added to your personal/souls palete.


  2. From a purely visual point of view, there’s also a strong yin and yang going on between the foreground focus and out-of-focus background. What makes it work especially well are the purples, pinks, and magentas common to both areas.
    To me, the intense look on the girl’s face expresses something entirely different than what CC sees in it — more of a deep engagement with life and ability to connect than anything like the crushing of a soul.


    1. I’ve been offline and so I’m sorry for the delay of my response. This is one of my favorite photo’s because it’s simple and complicated. Thank you for your vision.


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