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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 Annie, a woman who has battled depression, major anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and dissociative disorder.

About this photo: “When I saw this tree, it spoke to me in many ways.  As I look at it this afternoon, I see spiderwebs, with tiny branches overlaying one another and the trunk reaching up with its large branches into the sky desperately trying to connect…to reach and touch.”

Find more from Annie at her Twitter.


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9 responses to “Trying To Connect”

  1. Leda Avatar

    I see the flaming figure of the Buddha.


  2. ericrynne Avatar

    I really like your perspective on this photo and the tree reaching out to find the light! Very powerful use of expression using nature to blend in with our unfortunate nature of depression at times!


  3. Lucia Avatar

    this picture is so beautiful and inspirational!


  4. Sara Avatar

    Such a moving photograph.


  5. behindthemask Avatar

    A powerful shot.


  6. SwittersB Avatar

    Nice Annie, very nice


  7. medicinalmeadows Avatar

    I like the lighter tone of the leaves behind the tree trunk. Contrast is great. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Andrew Furst Avatar

    The light from above makes my heart and mind open into the endless possibilities and I feel the huge power of “the other” that sustains us all. Whenever I look up and meditate on my connection to the world, my heart lifts and my lips curl up on the sides.

    Thank you for the smile!


  9. themanofletters Avatar

    Reblogged this on The Man of Letters and commented:
    Love this…


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