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Trying To Connect

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.”

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9 comments on “Trying To Connect

  1. Leda
    July 22, 2014

    I see the flaming figure of the Buddha.


  2. ericrynne
    July 22, 2014

    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
    July 22, 2014

    this picture is so beautiful and inspirational!


  4. Sara
    July 22, 2014

    Such a moving photograph.


  5. behindthemask
    July 22, 2014

    A powerful shot.


  6. SwittersB
    July 22, 2014

    Nice Annie, very nice


  7. medicinalmeadows
    July 24, 2014

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


  8. Andrew Furst
    July 25, 2014

    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
    July 31, 2014

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


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