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A Beautiful Friendship

Please welcome first-time contributor Miranda, a 19-year-old student who has been living with OCD since childhood. Miranda has only recently been diagnosed and begun treatment but it is looking very hopeful, as improvement can already be seen. She has also suffered with depression in the past, but is feeling much happier and optimistic at this point in her life.

About this photo: “As someone with OCD, an attention to details tends to rule my life. Tracing multiple sets of details as they relate to my various obsessions and compulsions is normally extremely distressing and distracting. However, every once in a while I find joy from my detail-oriented mind. Sometimes it allows me to notice patterns and shapes and colors that others might overlook. I like to capture some of these moments through photography.

Find more from Miranda at her blog.

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16 comments on “A Beautiful Friendship

  1. Developing A New Image
    September 7, 2014

    Welcome Ms Miranda…..what a joyful image, keep them coming……peace to ya…….en theos….j

    Liked by 1 person

    • myocdvoice
      September 7, 2014

      Thank you for the welcome! I’m so excited to contribute to this wonderful website!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. georgetteann
    September 7, 2014

    A beautiful photograph on many levels. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • myocdvoice
      September 7, 2014

      Thank you so much. I am both humbled and inspired by the other photos on here.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. deborahshonor
    September 7, 2014

    Hello Miranda! Courage and Hope bring grace and gratitude. At least they have for me. Sending hugs. xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • myocdvoice
      September 7, 2014

      Those are very wise words! Sending hugs right back xo

      Like

  4. Karen
    September 7, 2014

    Thank you, Miranda, for your openness and for this portrait, which is beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    • myocdvoice
      September 7, 2014

      Thank you. I really appreciate your kindness! 🙂

      Like

  5. LadyPinkRose
    September 7, 2014

    Exceptional work of art. Thank you, Miranda. I really enjoyed your work. Love, Amy

    Liked by 1 person

    • myocdvoice
      September 7, 2014

      I’m so glad you like it! Thank you for being so kind! xoxo

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      • LadyPinkRose
        September 8, 2014

        You deserve praise. You really are good. You are so young, and I SO encourage you NOT to loose your passion for photography. (((HUGS))) Amy

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      • autisticaplanet
        September 11, 2014

        Yes, never give up your passion for photography. I have found it to be an instant way to communicate how I feel and see the world around me. Take pictures even in a boring setting. It is a great way to reinforce lessons you are already learning. God has gifted photographers (and other artists) to amplify His beauty (as well as man’s evil) to the world.

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  6. AH
    September 8, 2014

    Beautiful image.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Anja
    September 8, 2014

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