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Trapped By Belief

Livonne Imagery

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Livonne 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. Livonne 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: “It is only our belief that we are trapped that keeps us bound where we are.”

Find more from Livonne at her Facebook page and blog.

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4 comments on “Trapped By Belief

  1. Markus @ POINT BLANK
    February 28, 2017

    Excellent composition and realization. Great photo.

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  2. autisticaplanet
    March 4, 2017

    I like what you said about “it is our belief that we are trapped”. I may be isolated, but I can choose to not focus on entrapment. I can focus on my beading, a movie or exercise. The lady in the photograph reminds me of Queen Elizabeth (from the 16th century).

    Liked by 1 person

    • Livonne
      March 5, 2017

      That’s what I do nowadays … when I feel trapped I try to focus outside of myself.. It’s hard in the first few minutes but it does improve 🙂

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