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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 Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life.

About this photo: “For family reasons, we have just moved from the desert Southwest of Texas to the lush green area of North Texas. It has been quite a pleasant adjustment to the green of the earth. It has given me a lot of new and different things to photograph, but I have been having trouble getting my ability to captive all the feast that my eyes are seeing.

THE PEACE OF WILD THINGS

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things 
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

~Wendell Berry”

More from Jim at his website.

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19 responses to “The Peace Of Wild Things”

  1. fedebuby Avatar

    :)very good picture

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  2. sheketechad Avatar

    Love Wendell Berry, and this photo is such a good capture!

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    1. Developing A New Image Avatar

      I appreciate your words, I like Mr Berry also…monos en theos…j

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  3. seeker Avatar

    Beautiful photography, Jim. And thank you for the poem to go with it.

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    1. Developing A New Image Avatar

      Thank you Seeker…….monos en theos..j

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      1. seeker Avatar

        Pax Tecum. /mps

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  4. Spotting Rainbows Avatar

    Loved the poem and of core the photography is spectacular.

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    1. Developing A New Image Avatar

      Thank you, glad you like…monos en theos…jim

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  5. Ana D Avatar

    This is so heartbreaking and so beautiful.

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    1. Developing A New Image Avatar

      Ms Ana….thank you for sharing such a nice sentiment……monos en theos…..j

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  6. J.E. King Avatar

    Beautiful and somehow calming. Thank you.

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    1. Developing A New Image Avatar

      Thanx J E….monos en theos..j

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  7. robertoariasrojas Avatar
    robertoariasrojas

    He observado tu blog. Eres un verdadero artista de la imagen. Felicitaciones.

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    1. Developing A New Image Avatar

      Roberto…..muchas gracias….monos en theos j

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  8. Vickie Avatar
    Vickie

    Jim, what a wonderful posting this is. I’m going through a rough period right now and this really lifted my spirits. Thanks for composing this.

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    1. Developing A New Image Avatar

      Vicki…….it lifts me to lift you….monos en theos..j

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  9. Kristi Avatar
    Kristi

    Love the golden color. A very moving poem that touched me.

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  10. morethancoins Avatar

    Reblogged this on More Than Coins and commented:
    I’ve been following Jim for a while after I found his photography. This image and the poem by Wendell Berry he shares are lovely.

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