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Ever Downward

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

About this photo: “My path seems to lead ever downward, my efforts mocked each step of the way by some cosmic being of misery. This photo was taken of details and reflections in a copper table.”


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9 comments on “Ever Downward

  1. Antti J.
    April 10, 2014

    Whuuh, this photo is strong!! Love it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. shoe1000
    April 10, 2014

    awe full, wonder full, photograph


  3. spartacus2030
    April 10, 2014

    You just gave me a scathingly brilliant idea! If I tell you, it won’t be my idea anymore :O(


  4. Abroad's View
    April 10, 2014

    On reflection, the title …Ever Downward… may well be …Towards the Light.
    Wonderful image.


    • autisticaplanet
      April 12, 2014

      I see the light in the darkness in this photo, too. I love the light-play and texture. I imagine it would feel cool & smooth. Loved ones used to tell me to hang on to hope & in my darkest times I would want to hit them, but I knew they meant well & it came true. Getting the right mix of treatment and medication(s) as well as learning who I could & could not rely on helped me. The thing that helped me the most was developing a real relationship with God (not just following some rules in a book) made a huge difference. I pray all the best for you on your life’s journey. Keep taking pictures.


  5. StarlitReveries
    April 10, 2014

    Great image!


  6. bluebrightly
    April 11, 2014

    Well, whatever you may be going through, reaching out with this very beautiful image is a positive thing. Take care and keep making photographs!


  7. autisticaplanet
    April 12, 2014

    This image reminds me of cool iced tea waiting for someone to drink it on a summer day.


  8. edgarbrionesfotografia
    April 16, 2014

    Work Of ART .nice


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