Photo taken by contributor Matt Williams from Portsmouth, UK. In his late teens and early twenties he learned that he was living with bipolar disorder. He felt lost and in many ways just existing rather than really living life. He has since stabilized, and discovered things that are good for him, such as creativity, and what he should avoid. His bipolar has led him to experience periods of immense joy and at other times wondering why the world is so crazy. Mostly, he treasures those close to him who have supported him and shown him that the world is really worth sticking around for. The capacity to love and be loved is at the centre of this.
About this photo: “Special Place 1. Summer 2015. West Sussex South England, UK. Sometimes it is important to get out of the city if you live in one. Things are not all bricks and mortar and nature or country life can have distinct advantages for the soul and your wellbeing. I stumbled across this view while out on a long 40 mile cycle ride. It is the entrance to someone’s house – inviting, calm and peaceful. Something we all need from time to time.”
Find more from Matt at his blog.