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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 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: “Sometimes, when one is moving silently through such an utterly desolate landscape, an overwhelming hallucination can make one feel that oneself, as an individual human being, is slowly being unraveled. The surrounding space is so vast that it becomes increasingly difficult to keep a balanced grip on one’s own being. The mind swells out to fill the entire landscape, becoming so diffuse in the process that one loses the ability to keep it fastened to the physical self. The sun would rise from the eastern horizon, and cut it’s way across the empty sky, and sink below the western horizon. This was the only perceptible change in our surroundings. And in the movement of the sun, I felt something I hardly know how to name: some huge, cosmic love..”



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6 responses to “Cosmic Love”

  1. Markus @ POINT BLANK Avatar

    wonderful play with pattern, lights and shadows.

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  2. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    I appreciate…”overwhelming hallucination can make one feel that oneself”…love the land i Saskatchewan…

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  3. framedit Avatar

    Wow, simple beautiful, the photograph and the text about it.

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    1. kmanderson11 Avatar

      Thank you! The text is a quote from The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami . A favorite of mine.


      1. framedit Avatar

        Murakami…oh ….lovely. I have not read this book of his, will put it on my reading list 🙂

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  4. eduardolibby Avatar

    This is something to think about. Open spaces feel so different to me (I live in mountain country) and maybe this is the reason.


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