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Grief is Borne when Loss is Born

Photo taken by contributor MB, a 52-year-old writer and photographer living in recovery from depression in southwest London.

About this photo: “I took this in September in a cemetery near where I live.  I think it’s rather unusual in that it depicts loss and grief, but also beauty and love.  I had to time the shoot rather precisely because I wanted the sun to be setting just above one of the angel’s shoulders, but I also needed to be out of the cemetery before it closed.  I feel that photography has given me a new lease of life, with fewer feelings of helplessness and hopelessness – in fact this photo won an award in a borough-wide photography competition with the theme of conflict and remembrance.

Find more from MB at her blog.


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10 comments on “Grief is Borne when Loss is Born

  1. Maya
    December 3, 2014

    Awesome photo! Your timing was perfect 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. shoe1000
    December 3, 2014

    spectacular. such a powerful metaphoric image!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. myobt
    December 3, 2014

    Holy cow, that’s powerful!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. myobt
    December 3, 2014

    Reblogged this on My OBT and commented:
    As you know, I rarely re-blog, but this picture is so powerful and lovely, I had to share it.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Exist/existing
    December 4, 2014

    Resonates very well, thank you.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. themanofletters
    December 4, 2014

    Reblogged this on The Man of Letters and commented:
    Nice shot…

    Liked by 2 people

  7. BookOfBokeh
    December 4, 2014


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  8. spencersamalvin
    December 4, 2014

    I love the photo & the “message”, MB . . . I’m so glad photography is helping- it’s really helped me, too. to deal with my anxiety & depression! . .

    Liked by 1 person

  9. amomentseen
    December 5, 2014

    The lighting is really atmospheric. Carry on enjoying your photography!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Kitt O'Malley
    December 5, 2014

    I love MB’s observation that her photo “depicts loss and grief, but also beauty and love.”


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