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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 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 responses to “Ever Downward”

  1. Antti J. Avatar

    Whuuh, this photo is strong!! Love it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. shoe1000 Avatar

    awe full, wonder full, photograph


  3. spartacus2030 Avatar

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


  4. Abroad's View Avatar

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


    1. autisticaplanet Avatar

      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. bluebrightly Avatar

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


  6. autisticaplanet Avatar

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


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