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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 Danielle in New Jersey. She’s a woman in her thirties who has had many diagnoses over the years, including major depressive disorder and bipolar II, as well as traits of borderline personality disorder, OCD, and ADD.

About this photo: This photo embodies spring to me… A time of transition. A time of rebirth. A time of hope.

Even in our personal darkness, we must remember to look up and see the signs of hope that are all around if we only open our eyes and look for them.


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18 responses to “Hope From Above”

  1. Cute Boy Avatar

    That is what we call FREEDOM..


  2. Susan Thompson Avatar
    Susan Thompson

    What a beautiful capture! I really love this image. Thank you.


  3. mishunderstood Avatar

    Absolutely stunning!


  4. spencersamalvin Avatar

    Thank you! I needed this beautiful picture & message today . . . am sending positive vibes your way . . .


  5. martine Avatar

    This gives a sense of soaring freedom- beautiful


  6. suyashchopra Avatar

    What a lovely photo and the description of the spring. I especially loved the title of the blog 🙂


  7. skymunki Avatar

    Reblogged this on where wings are made and commented:
    “the signs of hope”


  8. marichulambino Avatar

    Wow! This photo is glorious! it’s not easy to photography a bird soaring… towards the sun! Even metaphorically, the image dazzles/


    1. marichulambino Avatar

      ooops, that’s …to photograph, not to photography…
      (never easy to capture something in motion). Have a happy spring day!


  9. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    absolutely beautiful!


  10. Cardinal Guzman Avatar

    Very nice capture! Technically difficult.


  11. galeweithers Avatar

    You couldn’t want for a better interpretation of Spring in terms of hope and looking up towards a brighter future. Excellent post. Nice!


  12. mariagbco Avatar

    The Hope always come from Above! This picture gives me a sense of freedom…


  13. namitasunder Avatar

    so beautiful…what a sense of freedom it gives


  14. Tina Schell Avatar

    Beautiful capture and perfect choice for the challenge.


  15. AskDaveNL Avatar

    Free as a Bird! nice picture


  16. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    totally LOVE this!


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