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Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)

Photo taken by a woman with long term insomnia and depression.

About this photo: For me, when depression hits, I often feel like day is night and night is day. The depression keeps me down, emotionally and physically, often laying under heavy blankets in darkness barely moving for hours and hours, and then insomnia lifts me up just when I should be going to sleep. It is hard to maintain such a lifestyle when you have a family and a job, and so I end up having to try and medicate myself back to “normal.”  Everyone keeps telling me to exercise and get out more. If only it were that easy. I wish there were not such defined rules on normal. Or that I could be a rock star and then I’d be expected to keep reverse hours! Or perhaps I could move across the world to a time zone more in sync with my body. Somehow I think it would be the same old story different place. Just one of my many burdens to bear. 

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10 comments on “Darkest Days (Challenge: Sun)

  1. eof737
    April 21, 2012

    Perfect. I love it. ;-)

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  3. Maggie L R
    April 21, 2012

    I love the way you caught the sunlight on the tips of the branches…

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  4. Laura Leigh Goyer
    April 22, 2012

    The photo really captures the mood of the writing perfectly. I hope that glimmer of sun also represents a light at the end of the tunnel…

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  5. anotherthousandwords
    April 22, 2012

    This photo is incredibly beautiful. Re-creating the beauty given us will, hopefully, help her out of depression. She has much talent…and certainly a “marvelous eye” for doing so.

    I’ll rate this AA+++!

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  6. mypathforward
    April 22, 2012

    Beautiful photo!

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  7. island traveler
    April 23, 2012

    I have moments like that but Im thankful that my love ones becomes my sunshine and my God as the source of light. There’s hope with each new day. Of a smile with each sunrise. Hope the dark clouds will pass soon…

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  8. Amar Naik
    April 23, 2012

    great shots

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  9. pix & kardz
    April 25, 2012

    what a hopeful image. thanks for sharing.

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  10. Garry Stewart
    April 28, 2012

    great photo

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