Photo taken by contributor Annie, a woman who lives with depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociative disorder and a myriad of other issues that haunt her. She enjoys writing and art, and escapes reality by reading or being among trees.

About this photo: “This photo was taken on a walk in LaCrosse, WI with my daughter.  She visits once a year and when she leaves to go back to her home out west, it feels like my heart is being ripped out if my chest.  While I can intellectually understand that she has a life, her work, a husband and friends… I love her.  Being with my daughter makes me feel complete, whole; and when she leaves, my spirit, mind and heart are shattered.”


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5 thoughts on “Shattered

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  1. interesting, to me the photo also looks like cells in the body, like pain receptors or something, which make you feel so much pain when your daughter goes back home. Thank you for sharing and all the best.


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