Who we are & why we are

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 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 responses to “New Beginnings”

  1. SwittersB Avatar

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


  2. Moodphototeija Avatar

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


  3. Cris Avatar

    Nice take on this week’s theme: Silhouette. I love ocean/sea photos. 🙂
    Here’s my take on the subject: http://wp.me/255bn
    You’re welcome to drop by. 🙂


  4. maureenjenner Avatar

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


  5. quarksire Avatar

    awesome 🙂


  6. luro97 Avatar

    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.


  7. suyashchopra Avatar

    Mesmerizing photo and a moving story! Kudos…

    Liked by 1 person

  8. autisticaplanet Avatar

    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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