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Frozen

Photo taken by contributor Karina Barszewski Churchill, a 38-year-old aspiring novelist and amateur photographer. Karina has bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, diagnosed in 1999. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration in creative writing. She then went on to the University of Buffalo to receive a Masters of Library Science. She is a lover of books and libraries. Unfortunately due to her mental illness she was only able to work as a librarian for a short time before going on SSD. She married a wonderful man in 2003 and they now share a house with Mojo (a Maine Coon Cat) and her best friend, Indiana (a Shetland Sheepdog with one blue eye and one brown eye).

About this photo: “This self-portrait was taken outdoors during February 2015 when the temperature was below 0⁰ Fahrenheit. It was inspired by the frozen landscape of Dr. Zhivago. My soul felt as frozen as the Russian terrain. I am looking to the heavens praying for the new life of spring.”

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11 comments on “Frozen

  1. joseluisgomez
    March 19, 2015

    Reblogged this on Arte y Cultura Perú.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Karina Churchill
      March 20, 2015

      Thank you for the reblog.

      Like

  2. dyane
    March 19, 2015

    So glad to see you here!! I love your blog and I especially love Indy! The most gorgeous Sheltie in the world!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Karina Churchill
      March 19, 2015

      Thank you so much!

      Like

  3. ARK
    March 19, 2015

    Hey Karina,

    You have very beautiful eyes.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Karina Churchill
    March 19, 2015

    Thank You!

    Like

  5. Afam.C
    March 20, 2015

    Nice post

    Like

  6. Afam.C
    March 20, 2015

    Nice post

    Like

  7. wensonjea
    March 30, 2015

    very good

    Like

  8. Clasi
    April 15, 2015

    beautifull Karina,
    I Just wanne cry with emotion.

    Like

  9. Jaeda DeWalt
    October 10, 2015

    What a beautiful self-portrait, Karina! Your eyes speak volumes. And your narrative is equally poetic and profound, “My soul felt as frozen as the Russian terrain. I am looking to the heavens praying for the new life of spring.” <–love this and it sounds like you have found your Spring :).

    Like

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