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Raining Again

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Nick Baber, a 41-year-old Chief Operating Officer from Surry, England. Nick was diagnosed with depression four years ago, but has been suffering for over twenty years.  Since coming out of the closet about his mental illness earlier this year, he has been humbled by the support and encouragement from family, friends, and work colleagues, and has recently returned to taking photos as a way to relax.

About this photo: “I took this photo whilst on holiday in Devon in 2010, and it seems to capture how I feel when I’m depressed.  You can clearly see each drop of rain on the window, but nothing else in the outside world is in focus.  I end up losing sight of what’s happening around me and spend all of my time thinking about all of the negative things that are happening, many of which are in truth not that important.”

Find more from Nick on Twitter.

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6 comments on “Raining Again

  1. rododovris
    July 19, 2014

    A warm hello from me,Nick !

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  2. Sandra
    July 19, 2014

    What a simple, but effective way to describe depression. I don’t suffer from it, but it helps me understand those who do. Great blog, thanks for sharing.

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  3. SwittersB
    July 19, 2014

    Welcome Nick!

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  4. Karen
    July 19, 2014

    I really like the photograph, made more vivid by your explanation. I’ve been there. Thanks.

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  5. bluebrightly
    July 20, 2014

    Your description of how depression feels is such a good one, and the photo is, too. Keep expressing yourself!

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  6. luro97
    July 21, 2014

    You really captured the feeling. A few months ago I was in the psychiatric ward of my local hospital and your words and photo definitely spoke to me. Awesome first contribution. Welcome to Broken Light.

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