The Never Ending Horror

Photo taken by contributor Richard in Upstate New York. He’s a 63-year-old man who has suffered from severe depression throughout his life. He is currently going through a particularly lengthy rough patch.

About this photo: “This is a close-up taken of a fire in our fireplace, this image captures the dread and horror I sometimes feel when convinced the pain and depression will never end. Post production was done in Lightroom to enhance the image and bring out the face I hope is apparent.


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  1. Richard, the face in this image is beyond words. I have seen this face and I have felt it, worn it, but you have captured, even with your words of description, how depression does create “dread and horror.” Courage is in the naming and in your own creativity and sharing. The glimmer of courage for me is not the fight or the struggle. It is in the peacemaking I must do daily with all that doesn’t reconcile. I bid you peace, deep peace and blessing. Thank you for sharing from the depth of your own path.

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    1. Susan – I cried reading your comment to know it touched another person in the same way. Also to feel your courage and where it comes from, that was inspiring and an alternative I’d never thought of, peacemaking, wow. Thanks for that, a totally different way to deal with this craziness, I’ll try to hold onto that. – Richard


  2. This is so incredible. I know you’ve touched so many people by sharing this. I and so many others here can really connect with this.


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