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Stormy Skies Ahead

Photo taken by a woman in North Carolina who has been suffering from a major depressive episode for the past two years. She also suffers from anxiety and panic disorder. It has been an extremely difficult few years, but she is fighting to recover for the important people in her life.

About this photo: “This photograph was taken several years ago in the Outer Banks. It was a lovely trip, packed with great food and fun activities. But the whole time there were dark storm clouds brewing. Clouds that felt like they could break at any time and douse us. This was the last fun trip I took before I crashed and the storm of my depression took hold. An enjoyable trip, but one that foreshadowed the difficult times to come.


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9 comments on “Stormy Skies Ahead

  1. smkelly8
    January 18, 2013

    rather haunting, foreboding


  2. Ajay Kaul
    January 18, 2013

    Wow! What an amazing depiction of nature against the backdrop of the state of the mind!


  3. Suzanne
    January 18, 2013

    I agree – the image of nature mirroring an inner state is haunting.


  4. tlamberty
    January 18, 2013
  5. Zen
    January 19, 2013

    An imminent rain. 🙂


  6. Emily
    January 19, 2013

    Great Photograph. I love the clarity and light.


  7. lisalday111711
    January 21, 2013

    I loved in Newport News/Hampton in Virginia for 23 years and I miss the Chesapeake Bay….this reminds me of that so thanks for sharing


  8. Cee Neuner
    January 22, 2013

    Beautiful water entry!


  9. poweredbygreentea
    January 26, 2013

    What a great photo. I happen to understand the feeling it conveys and symathise with the author. I am wishing you a lot of strength and hope. Ag.


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