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New Beginnings

Photo taken by contributor Danielle in Long Beach Island. She is a writer in her thirties who falls on the bipolar spectrum, and to a lesser extent OCD, BPD, ADD and PTSD. She has suffered more than anything with severe, at times suicidal, depression. She finds joy in art, both viewing and creating it, most of all photography, and dreams about traveling the world.

About this photo: “I watched this sunset from the time it appeared high in the sky until it disappeared beyond the horizon. I was having an extremely difficult week, but allowing myself to quietly observe this beautiful scene — the sun, the changing colors of the sky, the silhouettes of the boats bobbing on the flowing bay — was just what I needed to remind myself that everything is impermanent. The good and the bad. Difficulties will recede and the new day will bring new beginnings and an opportunity to start again.” 


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9 comments on “New Beginnings

  1. SwittersB
    August 15, 2014

    a beautiful ending to the day and more to be enjoyed. I like it!


  2. Moodphototeija
    August 15, 2014

    beautiful photo and the story behind it is inspiring, every day is a new beginning ❤


  3. rosaniabastos
    August 15, 2014

    Reblogged this on Borboletanoespelho.


  4. Cris
    August 16, 2014

    Nice take on this week’s theme: Silhouette. I love ocean/sea photos. 🙂
    Here’s my take on the subject:
    You’re welcome to drop by. 🙂


  5. maureenjenner
    August 16, 2014

    Sunset is a magical time, and nowhere more so than the meeting of sky and sea.


  6. quarksire
    August 16, 2014

    awesome 🙂


  7. luro97
    August 18, 2014

    Great photo! I can identify with your words. Many times it is an absolute struggle to just slow down and appreciate the world around me.


  8. suyashchopra
    August 18, 2014

    Mesmerizing photo and a moving story! Kudos…

    Liked by 1 person

  9. autisticaplanet
    August 20, 2014

    Great sunset pic with the boats. I agree. The Bible says that “God’s mercies are new each morning.” My Grandpa also had a saying, “It will be better in the morning”. God’s Word & a goodnight’s sleep can do wonders.


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