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Feeling Very Small


Photo taken by first-time contributor Shanna, a 45-year-old in Georgia living with DID, Bipolar, Anxiety, Major Depressive Disorder, and PTSD.  She has found that having a camera in her hands grounds her and gives her peace.

About this photo: “Due to many health problems, aside from my mental illnesses, I have been unable to get outside and take photos for months.  That in turn has left my mental demons yelling quite loudly. Last night was the first day that I felt like going outside, I laid on the sidewalk.  My beloved camera felt natural in my hands. I was able to capture the moon, even more magical than my natural eye beheld.


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4 comments on “Feeling Very Small

  1. Mike Ross
    November 28, 2018

    That’s beautiful Shanna! I know what you mean about being stuck inside your head. One day maybe we’ll figure out a way to break on through to the other side.

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  2. Dagna
    November 28, 2018



  3. frankaz2000
    November 28, 2018

    Shanna what a beautiful gift you have! Its very hard to get Moon picture welll done. keep them comming!!!


  4. Karen L
    November 28, 2018

    I’m glad to see this terrific image, and I’m glad to see new photographs on the site, the work of such creative people!


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