I dug into the archives for this photo. It has significance for me because it was the morning that I determined to pull myself out of yet another downward spiral with depression. I recognized the signs; I was once again retreating from life – staying awake until the wee hours of the morning, not leaving my home, little or no sleep, wishing I would simply not wake up, existing on junk food and mindlessly working sudoku puzzles for hours on end.
This was the day I determined to break that cycle. I packed my dogs into the car and drove to the park. I went with the intention to chase photographs, chase life and chase joy. When I captured this pic I thought it symbolic of me turning away from the darkness and back toward the light.
This was also the day I learned of Robin Williams’ suicide. I can’t seem to get him off my mind so I have tucked him away in my heart. I sincerely hope he found the light and peace that he was seeking.