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Once Upon A Dream

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last five years.

About this photo: “This photograph is titled ‘Once Upon a Dream.’ It can tell many different stories to viewers, but for myself, it is about me being a hopeless romantic. Even when I am feeling very low, and I am in very dark place, I believe in love.

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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12 comments on “Once Upon A Dream

  1. annagreersmith
    December 1, 2014

    Beautiful photo

    Liked by 1 person

  2. suej
    December 1, 2014

    Lovely image


  3. mytiturk
    December 1, 2014

    Evocative in many dimensions.


  4. imaginarytree
    December 2, 2014

    Lovely and very sad. It brings up many feelings for me. Beautiful image! Thank you.


  5. David
    December 3, 2014

    It’s absolutely incredible how emotive this photo is. Well done


  6. Julia Theresia Fotografie
    December 11, 2014

    Great work! Lovely capture 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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