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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 contributor Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life.

About this photo: Some days it is my photography and my sweet dog that keep me on track and pull me up and out.

My totally deaf rescue dog Grace is such a good friend. She knows how to pick me up when I am down. Every morning she greets me like she has never seen me before. Every day is a new day for her and she is teaching me to look at life as such. When I say she is a rescue dog I am not sure which of us was rescued!

I have had some digestive track disorders that were racking havoc on my body. I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis. A nasty little bug, but the steroids they put me on seem to be doing the trick. Hell, they should cure most anything at $1300.00 for a one month dosage. Luckily I only have to take them for two months.

One other setback has been that one of my meds that were a part of the perfect cocktail to keep me out of my ever too close pit was deemed as a contributor to my internal disorders. So, I am trying to work more on my meditation and a mindful approach to my walk.

So far I am holding my own, but do feel I am on a balance beam with darkness on either side.

Find more from Jim at his blog.


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4 responses to “Some Days”

  1. Hank shaw Avatar
    Hank shaw

    This is a powerful and very effective image


  2. flyingonemptythoughts Avatar

    A beautiful image for a powerful story.


  3. beatrixbible Avatar

    Beautiful lighting and such an emotionally compelling composition. I like that your face is not visible, similar to your struggle, but your companion looks up to you- you are on this journey together. The lighting suggests the day is drawing to a close- but you have so much further to travel. Where have you been? The past is shrouded in fog.


  4. chavisory Avatar

    Beautiful color in this!


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