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Nowhere Fast

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: “Titled ‘Nowhere Fast’, this photograph has many different stories to me. One being a fantasy of mine… It is to drive a car on a very long road, an old Mustang, music playing really loud… Driving to somewhere, a really beautiful place, to just be happy for a while… This is just really a fantasy, because I do not drive at all. I crashed my car not long after I got my license many years ago. And even though it is almost 20 years, I still see nightmares sometimes of that crash.

Find more from Teija at her blog.

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9 comments on “Nowhere Fast

  1. lilbrigs
    December 16, 2014

    Reblogged this on houseofzippers.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nathalie
    December 16, 2014

    Beautiful shot! It could be a record cover!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. shanechall
    December 16, 2014

    Cool shot, like a moment shooting by

    Liked by 1 person

  4. artinstructor
    December 18, 2014

    Powerful even without the history. – thanks for the connection.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. kmanderson11
    December 18, 2014

    Great shot Teja.. May your travels take you to that beautiful place .. Even if it’s inside.

    Liked by 1 person

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