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Guardian of Hope

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, a violent marriage, and the tragic death of her 10-year-old daughter on an access visit. She eventually found herself unable to work full time and at a loss as to what the future held for her. She returned to college three years ago to study photography to complement the blog she writes about her life. When she was very young, she escaped the trauma of her childhood by retreating to fantasy. The Magic Faraway Tree was her main escape. She now finds that same sense of peace by creating fantasy pieces and enjoys not only storytelling with words but also with pictures.

About this photo: “Guardian of Hope – When the black dog is threatening, keep walking. Keep climbing. Keep being.”

Find more from Livonne at her Facebook page and blog.

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4 comments on “Guardian of Hope

  1. Joninmariegargoles
    October 13, 2016

    Cool

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sue
    October 14, 2016

    Guardian of hope is a great image

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ifnotforpassion
    October 14, 2016

    How strong you are to be able to overcome what sounds like a very tough existence for a while and how beautiful at least this result. But I guess pain can many times elicit beauty…very nice.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. BookOfBokeh
    October 25, 2016

    STUNNING!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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