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Tangle of Life

Please welcome first-time contributor Jamie. After spending most of her life in and out of deep depressions, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few years ago. She spent the first several years after her diagnosis in complete denial, shame and despair. Then there was a shift. She learned, slowly, that she had to make friends with her disorder and accept it as part of who she is. She has learned that, like nature, she is imperfect. Nature is beautiful. So is she.

About this photo: “This photo was taken on a beautiful morning from the deck of a cabin owned by a friend of mine at the base of the Smoky Mountains. The theme of this photo appears in many of my photographs. I was caught in the tangle of life for many years. But something made me keep going in my quest to find the sun. For this, I am grateful.”

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6 comments on “Tangle of Life

  1. Frank
    June 16, 2015

    Beautifil contrasting images of light and nature Jamie!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Karen
    June 16, 2015

    Looking for the sun has helped me too. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. luro97
    June 16, 2015

    Welcome to Broken Light! Love the photo and your story.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. SwittersB
    June 16, 2015

    Very nice Jamie!!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. galeriaredelius
    June 17, 2015

    Beautiful photo and words – keep up the good work and take care!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. spencersamalvin
    June 18, 2015

    Very cool, indeed, Jamie!!

    Liked by 1 person

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