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Forever One

Photo taken by contributor Luis Rosado, a man from Staten Island, NY who has been suffering from anxiety and depression for over 30 years. After struggling with an alcohol problem for over two decade, Luis is celebrating over four years of sobriety. Photography has always been a wonderful outlet for him to capture and hold on to the brighter moments in his life.

About this photo: “This one is a collaborative effort between myself and my wife Mary. I don’t think I would be where I am today if not for her love, patience and understanding. She has shown me the beautiful universe inside of myself. In my active drug and alcohol days I would spend time alone, indoors and horribly depressed. Now I am enjoying being outside and a part of the world around me. This photo is a testament to that.” 

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8 comments on “Forever One

  1. quarksire
    June 14, 2014

    very kewl 🙂

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  2. Rajiv
    June 14, 2014

    He has taken an amazing photo!

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  3. shoe1000
    June 14, 2014

    congrats on sobriety my dear friend.

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  4. becksyogalife
    June 15, 2014

    This is a beautiful photograph 🙂

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  5. Paula McLane Jennings
    June 15, 2014

    fascinating photo! Congrats on your sobriety! Happy to hear you are getting out and enjoying your life. Sobriety helps that along so much!

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  6. Leah Givens
    June 15, 2014

    Beautiful!

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  7. becksyogalife
    June 16, 2014

    Reblogged this on Beck's yoga life and commented:
    I think this image really beautiful, and the story inspiring – I especially love that it was produced collaboratively. This image has been popping into my head since I viewed it, so I wanted to share it with you too. This is a great blog that showcases photography by people experiencing mental illness. There are some beautiful images on here showing the therapeutic power of creativity and how images can communicate in ways that we can’t always in words.

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  8. autisticaplanet
    June 18, 2014

    Glad to hear that you are enjoying life outdoors again. I was once a prisoner to my home for different reasons. What a blessing to be free again!

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