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Day 7 - Better days by MonsterBrand Day 7 - Better days by MonsterBrand

Day 7 of 365
Nicole Peterson

In light of a recent note I received from a fellow DeviantArt user
that took her own life, I wanted to shoot this photo.
The photo itself is not good, nor beautiful, it is only my truth.
She was only 16 years old. So young, with so much time left.
I have lost friends and loved ones to suicide in the past and it
hurts a great deal to see my fellow human beings resort to this.

To the ones who think you're alone, to the ones who think
you're backed into a corner and can never get out, to the ones
that feel lost, or ugly or worthless... do not worry, that feeling
will not last forever. You do have the power to
change your situation, to make the choice to keep moving
forward towards something better. The path might be covered
in thorns or bottomless pits, but you have to fight to stay on
your path. Life is by no means "easy", but hell... it can be
beautiful. And if you fight to keep moving forward, you
will see that beauty. So, Keep going my friends, because I
swear to you, it can get better.


*Part of my "One photo a day for an entire year" Project.
You can follow the progress of this one-year-long project
here in my DeviantArt gallery:…
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neowkitty Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i used to hav every one in school laugh at me even my so called friends but i was the only one from my true friends that has actually stayed in that school and now most of the school are my friends
Grandtheftautumn5 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not fair that people are forced to take their life, that they think they're not good enough, theres so many people I wish I could show this too.
Kelsev Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student
This is so true. Thank you.

My boyfriend, the love of my life was hurting himself before I met him (and a bit into me knowing him). I'm so glad he didn't take his life. He almost did, and I would have lost the most beautiful person I have ever known.
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
I am very happy to hear about yours and his positive experiences through all of the bad that he had to sift through. I wish you both the very best in continuing to find happiness and in being creative. :heart:
Convicted-Panda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Its down the road, not across the street anyways.
Dreaming-is-Freedom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
a cause very close to my heart, lovely :)
Amorphousmorphism Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
(protip)You go up the river.
Lyla2Neko Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing this with the world, Nicole. It's beautiful.
If anyone want to talk, I'm here for everyone to talk to. I've faught this war. I have battle scars. I understand.
Message me if anyone wants to talk. I'll always listen.
AmIProdigy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's powerful.
Chocolate-Meow Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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