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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 first-time contributor Robert Frank Gabriel, a 72-year-old photographer from Chicago, Illinois. He has been a photographer for some 40 years. Robert has been afflicted with depression, anxiety, and panics attacks off and on for the past 50 plus years. As he ages the depression increases. He has negative thoughts about the future that center around destruction and death of his family and friends.

About this photo: “The Soul’s Journey Home…Perhaps there is an afterlife, and perhaps our souls will meet again. Perhaps…If we found each other on earth, perhaps we will find each other again in the spirit world. Perhaps…” 

Find more from Robert at his website.


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8 responses to “Soul’s Journey Home”

  1. bwcarey Avatar

    There is an afterlife, thanks for the post, merry christmas

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  2. Dina Avatar

    Our best wishes for a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 🙂
    Dina, Klausbernd, Siri & Selma


  3. crossnclove Avatar

    I also have the burden of depression and anxiety. As you said, it does seem to get worse the older I get. I completely get the images description. I lost someone a long time ago that gave me a peace I never knew before and have not known since. Despite trying to move on, those memories are always there.

    Thanks for sharing

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  4. shanechall Avatar

    The photography experience is clear. Excellent photo


  5. deadcatcomesback Avatar

    Reblogged this on dead cat comes back and commented:
    I started with nine. I have three left. The end is never quite the end.


  6. Erica Herd Avatar

    Beautiful photograph.


  7. eLPy Avatar

    Interesting photo and treatment of it. There’s a real dream state feeling here or that of looking back in time. Well done.

    May the New Year bring you more peace in your heart and mind and more relief from the weight of depression.


  8. sylairda Avatar

    Reblogged this on Saudade.


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