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Faith

Faith

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: “Faith isn’t about blindly believing and sitting back waiting for a miracle to happen. It’s about stepping out, without seeing the finishing line but believing it is out there, waiting for you to cross it. Create your own miracle. If you think they don’t happen, remember… YOU ARE ONE!”

Find more from Livonne at her Facebook page and blog.

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3 comments on “Faith

  1. James Work Photography
    May 26, 2017

    Livonne….very good use of light! ‘ “keep on a walking’ keep on a talking don’t ever let ’em take you down”…Joan Bietz……seems they and life do to us. We the only ones that can get us up! ARTISTS MUST RESIST…EN THEOS …..jasL

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  2. autisticaplanet
    May 28, 2017

    Beautiful photo and message.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. maureenjenner
    May 29, 2017

    Retreating into fantasy can also lead to a new view of reality.

    Liked by 1 person

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