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Leaves of unknown plant
Over the border
Sunset 'pirate' cruisers
Hidden World
Molotov Coctails
Endless joy
Landscape of Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge
The Islander
Border Daughter with Father
A flower up in the mountains.
Sunset
The Beauty of Depression
Full Reflecting Pool at U.S. Botanic Gardens
Mystic river
Magnitude
The Performer
Desperate call to open border
The pest controller
The flight to Japan as the sun rises
A sudden downpour
Separate
A double sky view
Horsehair Plant in Spring
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Beauty of Depression

“The tree tattoo on my back represents two sides of depression, the ugliness and the beauty. When I was young, the forest was a scary place. Bad things happened there if you go on your own. When I got older, that didn't change. But I started exploring it little by little on my own. When I started making friends, they would either go in the forest with me willingly and find beauty in the darkness and canopies; or they would refuse because of the fear of the unknown or walk in and get scared and leave. The forest I would explore was like my depression. When I took it on alone, it was struggle, and I wanted to give up. But as I got older, I started taking it on little by little. With people that involve themselves in my life, they would be able to find beauty in my depression and can love me through it or they would run away or not even try. This tattoo represents the analogy that depression has two interpretations, scary or beautiful. It's all on how you look at it.”

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2018, 2:44 p.m.
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