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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 Captivating Bitter, a woman in her thirties who has struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life. She has survived emotional abuse, sexual abuse and rape. She has survived suicide attempts and years of self-harm. After wandering her way through life unable to trust and barely feeling alive, she is now fighting to live a healthy life. She has been reading, journaling, blogging and working hard to heal. She is finally taking care of herself and starting to feel better.

About this photo: I caught this chase-scene mid-flight the other day. They are so beautiful! I can’t remember how many times I have watched a bird in flight and wished I could join them. I am often surprised by the fierceness of the Mocking-birds… they are so bold to chase off such large predators. I admire their spirit.

Find more from Captivating Bitter at her blog.


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8 responses to “Mid-Flight”

  1. galeweithers Avatar

    An amazing shot indeed! Nothing more beautiful than birds in full flight against a blue sky dotted with puffy white clouds. Very very nicely done and thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. kate1975 Avatar

    Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

    Good and healing thoughts to you.



  3. Karen Avatar

    Thank you for this. I am reading this on a Monday morning, and its beauty and natural majesty move me on.

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  4. BookOfBokeh Avatar

    Stunning photograph with a deeply emotional metaphor caught well.


    1. captivatingbitter Avatar

      Thanks so much, it was a very lucky catch… I really enjoyed the chase!


  5. juliacoleratings Avatar

    so beautiful! Perfect shot!


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