Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

Photography

11.9.2011

The Weekly Photo Challenge at WordPress is Renewal. I thought about posting a more traditional vision of renewal (which, to me, is springtime). I have lots of photos that would work. However, I decided to choose the photo above. On the surface it looks nothing like renewal, however when I look at it that is exactly what I think about.  This photo represents the renewal of my heart and soul over the past year.

This photo was taken exactly one year ago today. I was going through a terrible, scary depression (I wrote about it here). It was the darkest, lowest point in my life. I felt like I fell into a hole and I couldn’t climb out of it. This photo represents the state I was in. Dark, dead, and black and white.

But this past year has been amazing. Personal relationships are better than they have ever been  and I feel like a better, much happier person. I feel like my soul has grown. I feel stronger. A year ago I went through a winter, but this past year has been a springtime.

I am looking forward to summer.

19 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

  1. I keep coming back to this image. It’s really beautiful. It reminds me of solargrams. It’s such a simple image, but if it sticks in someone’s head, then it’s extraordinary. You’ve taken many beautiful images, and this one, is one of the best. And if it symbolizes for you, a new beginning, then it’s a masterpiece. I’m happy I found your blog. It also helps me.

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