Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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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 comments on “Shattered

  1. Britta Froehling
    September 16, 2014

    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.


  2. Developing A New Image
    September 16, 2014

    Annie……..thanx for the image, I found it refreshing to know that while shattered, we still can hold together. And together we can hold much better………en theos…..jim


  3. cheapheathrowtaxis
    September 16, 2014

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  4. chrisrenney
    September 16, 2014

    There is also a look reminiscent of cobwebs – a notion of building or rebuilding. A wonderful image.


  5. imaginarytree
    September 19, 2014

    Thank you everyone for your warm comments on my photograph. I appreciate your insights and support.


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