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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.

Please welcome first-time contributor Natasha, a writer in England with a permanent case of wanderlust who has been living with Bipolar Disorder since its early onset at the age of 14. Natasha is now 30 and weighing up what do with a life regulated mostly by what she describes as med times, magical times, and mad times. Despite everything, she is an optimist who tries to perceive through the eyes of love.

About this photo: “This photograph was taken one long, hazy summer when it seemed the drowsy buzz of the bees and the scent of lavender would never die. I remember sitting in the garden with my mother drinking coffee and feeling the breeze against my skin and watching the poplars shiver. Everything was covered in flowers. I was at home, doing something mundane and routine in the sun, but for a couple of seconds I felt absolutely free and complete.”

Find more from Natasha at her website.


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5 responses to “Free and Complete”

  1. Jaeda DeWalt Avatar

    Natasha, the way you describe that long hazy summer is poetic splendor. What a stunning and striking photo. The shadows make each petal pop. I love those mind-stop moments that invite us to be fully present, “free and complete”. I look forward to seeing more of your writing and photography :).

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  2. Rajiv Avatar

    I love it

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  3. supersammy58 Avatar

    You speak of peace and loving emotions. . Thanks for sharing your beautiful flower. It looks perfectly frozen out of time.

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  4. bluebrightly Avatar

    I love your written description as much as the image…and the med, magical and mad times – what a great way to put it!

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  5. Un Coeur De Jade Avatar
    Un Coeur De Jade

    Thank you so much for publishing me and to everyone who commented with such lovely words! x


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