Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Pure Joy

Photo taken by first-time contributor Estelle Haward, a 52-year-old mother of three, and grandmother to a bunch of boys ranging from 2 months to 12 years. Estelle has battled mental health issues for most of her life. She finds that feelings, be it joy, peace, or sadness, when captured in an image last through seasons and heal the wounds of this scary and amazing life.

About this photo: “The pure joy experienced and expressed by children are a constant reminder to “be kind,” “stay pure,” and not complicate life. Just be and never be scared to live on the edge.


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7 comments on “Pure Joy

  1. Hank shaw
    November 18, 2015

    Lovely series


  2. galeweithers
    November 19, 2015

    Great pics; all definitely joyful.


    • Estelle Haward
      November 20, 2015

      Thank you so much….joy is what keeps the dark at bay…those little streams of light that seep through the cracks…

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Paula Jennings
    November 19, 2015

    I love these joyful photos and what you had to say!


    • Estelle Haward
      November 20, 2015

      Thank you so much Paula…I just love the pure energy and joy that children bring to this journey…keeps the soul and heart light always reminding us to be light…


  4. Estelle Haward
    November 20, 2015

    Reblogged this on Murmers of a Wandering Soul and commented:
    Broken Light: A photography collection – so grateful for the publication of my contribution…let the light always light our souls in a million little ways every day…


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