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Please say hello to first-time contributor Marcines, a 39-year-old who lives in Slough, England. Marcines has experienced both depression and substance abuse, but is now sober.

About this photo: I have 39 yearsI do not drinkdo not smoke marijuana more than four years, temporary relapse of depressiontaking pictures definitely improves my mood. I call this… hope.


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9 comments on “Hope

  1. Maria Johnson
    September 20, 2014

    this is an awesome photo

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Crooked Tracks
    September 20, 2014

    I love this little window of hope, great photo Marcines!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. rafalzurawel
    September 20, 2014



  4. sue szabo
    September 20, 2014

    thank you.

    Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:44:04 +0000 To:


  5. shoe1000
    September 20, 2014

    Congratulations on your sobriety. Next month, Ggods willing, I will celebrate 27 years of continuous Sobriety
    The last four have been the hardest, yet I am still sober and I have no real desire to drink or use drugs. Continued success to you.
    Warmly, Jim

    Liked by 1 person

    • autisticaplanet
      September 23, 2014

      May God continue to bless you. With God, we never are alone or have to do anything in our own strength. congratulations & blessings. 🙂 This photo is uniquely creative.


  6. bluebrightly
    September 21, 2014

    Yes! You can do it!


  7. autisticaplanet
    September 23, 2014

    What a unique, awesome photograph. I have never seen perspective like this before. You inspire me! I can see God doing a good work through you & your photographs. We are to be as wise as serpents and as peaceful as doves to make it thru life. Your photo really brings the maxim to life! Thank you & please post more photos here!


  8. Sarah W.
    May 7, 2017

    That’s all I have is hope. I have been compared to Pandora’s Box by my therapist. Suffering from anxiety, depression ADD and I am a recovering drug addict of about 15 years.


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