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I Will Bloom Again

Please say a warm hello first-time contributor Lisa, a 34-year-old woman from South Carolina who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Lisa is learning how to manage life with bipolar, anxiety and chronic pain. She uses photography to help cope and started a photography blog, A Shutterbug’s Solace, to share a few of her favorite photos.

About these photos: “When I’m outside taking photos many times I look skyward!  I see tall trees and a clear, vibrant blue sky. Looking closely at nature reminds me to keep moving forward in my life and recovery. These pictures are of magnolia flowers from my front yard.

The different stages of a flower is much like bipolar cycling moods:  

-A new bud closed up and waiting. 

-Opening up, blooming, pretty even with all her tears. 

-Flourishing even when fading. 

-Falling apart to bud and bloom yet again.

Even though at times I feel like I’m a mixed up mess ~ I trust that I will bloom again!”

Find more from Lisa at her blog.

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15 comments on “I Will Bloom Again

  1. prionsias
    May 25, 2014

    You have a good eye….these are beautiful shots!

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  2. ksfinblog
    May 25, 2014

    rise gain…… like a phoenix

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  3. lcsoup
    May 25, 2014

    Thanks so much! I’m very excited to see this post 🙂

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  4. Paula McLane Jennings
    May 25, 2014

    these are absolutely STUNNING!!! I love all the teeny tiny detail!

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  5. luro97
    May 25, 2014

    Brilliant work! Welcome to the Broken Light community.

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    • autisticaplanet
      May 26, 2014

      I echo those sentiments!

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  6. bigbird34
    May 26, 2014

    Beautiful! Love the one with the drops.

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  7. E.D.
    May 26, 2014

    gorgeous photos.. love them. thanks so much. eve

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  8. lcsoup
    May 27, 2014

    So glad you all enjoyed and I will have to submit again sometime! Sharing on a collective blog has helped me 😉

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  9. Erwin
    May 28, 2014

    The reflexions in the water drops are amazing.

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  10. lcsoup
    May 28, 2014

    Thanks – I almost cropped that one in more, but just couldn’t hide any of the drops.

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  11. lcsoup
    June 2, 2014

    Reblogged this on lcsoup's walk today and commented:
    Last couple weeks have been tough for various reasons… Loved the surprise of having my photos featured on Broken Light’s blog. Lately when I’m feeling discouraged I find myself glancing at this post ~ I will bloom again. Such a nice thought! Funny how my own words encourage myself 😉 I’m already using another flower as my blooming subject.

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  12. drew delaney
    June 2, 2014

    You know?’I will bloom again’ just jumped out at me like lightning. I must remember that often. I hope you feel better soon icsoup. One step at a time. Hugs!

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  13. Para-Penghuni-RecycleBin
    June 2, 2014

    Reblogged this on katadalamketik and commented:
    Hello Lisa..

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  14. Emilio Pasquale
    June 17, 2014

    Always enjoy your work. But the one with the drops is just amazing!

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