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Innocent Creature

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer based in Rochester, N.Y. Hank has had several close friends and family members struggle with mental illness. He lost a brother to suicide. Photography is a great escape during hard times, and during good times, a pure joy.

About this photo: “This photo, taken in a local park shortly after we got a puppy, captured my feelings about bringing an innocent creature into a world with so many dark currents. At the time, friends close to me were struggling with severe mental illness. Things are much better now, but this definitely captured my views at that time.

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6 comments on “Innocent Creature

  1. Truthseeker247
    November 28, 2014

    Beautiful

    Like

  2. shanechall
    November 28, 2014

    Very interesting, this one. Even without the description I can get a sense of the vulnerable creature in dark surroundings. That slightly off angle is great.

    Like

  3. Where God Takes Me
    November 28, 2014

    I also lost a brother to suicide. What strikes me about this photo is how remote and inaccessible that warm friendly dog appears. And the glimmer of hope in his glance back, as if he is saying, “Come on, you can do it.”

    Like

  4. Borneo Rainbow
    November 28, 2014

    Great pix

    Like

  5. oxtapus
    November 29, 2014

    Reblogged this on Oxtapus *blueAction.

    Like

  6. John
    November 29, 2014

    Great picture , captures the loneliness and vulnerability we sometimes all feel. Like the use of black and white, makes the photo more haunting and profound. Keep taking the pictures:)

    Like

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