Tuesday, December 9, 2014


10 years studying photography helped me to graduate with a bachelors degree in fine arts, photography.  I took many shots of the bonfire but it is only this one that caught my imagination.  A split second in time.  I couldn't imagine this or create it, I could only capture the rising of the phoenix out of the ashes. 

The phoenix is a legendary bird that burns itself up then rises from its ashes.  Used in Harry Potter it raises with healing in its tears. http://www.phoenixarises.com/phoenix/legends/legends.htm

I believe every survivor of abuse has a choice, to raise up out of the ashes or wallow in them until they die.  I am choosing to raise up. 

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