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Weeping Bridge

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Photo taken by contributor Morgan, a 21-year-old woman living in California. Morgan has suffered from bipolar depression and anxiety for many years. She experienced her first anxiety attack at the age of 10, and it has been a battle ever since. Her mental health improved greatly after the birth of her daughter, when she felt true unconditional love and acceptance from someone. Morgan thinks very passionately about photography. It’s so much more than just taking pictures to her, it’s a coping mechanism.

About this photo: Between the bridge’s opening in 1937 to 2014, there have been an estimated 1,600 suicides from the Golden Gate Bridge. I live near San Francisco so when my family comes to visit I always bring them for it is an undeniably beautiful city neatly perched by the bay. I can’t help but feel melancholy whenever I see this bridge while everyone else around me is always in awe by its beauty and strong structure.

When my family is in town for the first time they always want to take a boat ride that takes people under the bridge and back. And as we start to go under the bridge the tour guide says to “make a wish”. But that just seems to make my sadness more hard to swallow for I wish all those people were alive and happy.”

Find more from Morgan at her blog.

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10 comments on “Weeping Bridge

  1. frankaz2000
    March 30, 2017

    Morgan great picture of beautiful and historic site! Your very talented!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. ashpienaar
    March 31, 2017

    This is gorgeous! Excellent idea, execution and title!

    Like

  3. Dreams and Zeros
    March 31, 2017

    Fantastic photo!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Eduardo Mendoza
    April 6, 2017

    Your image perfectly reflects the feel of your story, thanks for sharing!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. WD
    April 26, 2017

    The water drops on the glass are like tears. I’ve been battling with depression for many years and this photo stood out to me. It’s very emotional.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I Mean Well.
      May 16, 2017

      I’m glad you were able to understand what I was trying to express in this photo. ♥️

      Like

  6. Amy
    June 28, 2017

    Very good!

    Like

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