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Hunting Frogs, the Darkness of Childhood

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Photo taken by contributor Kyle Anderson, a man from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kyle is a health care professional in his forties who has battled depression and addiction for most of his life. He escapes by letting the camera become his mind’s eye, and hopes that each photo he takes allows others to see the world as he sees it, even for a split second.

About this photo: “My son’s anxiety often mars a healthy and happy childhood with panic attacks, irrational fears and insecurities. I remember these things well from my own childhood. Although he’s a wonderful and gifted child with lots of friends; sometimes I see that flash of darkness lurking, like in this snapshot and it’s like looking into a mirror at my 8 year old old self. Moments like these make me feel helpless. I can only love him and understand and hold his hand when he suffers.”

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One comment on “Hunting Frogs, the Darkness of Childhood

  1. Sam Spencer
    January 16, 2017

    Hi Kyle, thank you so much for your wonderful post . . God bless you and your son and may you both have a very Happy New Year! . . Sam . .

    Liked by 1 person

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