kudos to you for being so open and honest about your life. i can't tell you how much i respect that. the majority of people go around pretending to themselves and everyone around them that all is well when it is not which is a colossal waste of time and energy. nothing as pathetic as someone who isn't brave enough to turn around and face their demons. as for religion, my faith is my only courage in this life so we are complete opposites where that is concerned. but i do understand how you feel and consider you a fighter as i know all the struggles that you have survived and are surviving.
a photograph is like a blank canvas to a photographer who uses their imagery for personal expression. we go past the simple record shot and those of us who push that even further go past the easy, pretty stuff and get to this place where the deep, personal things are. it's where i like to be, for the most part, so i truly appreciate a piece like this. your work is always like you - honest and open and void of ANYTHING phony. you are one of those unique individuals who doesn't lie - ever - not in your work or to yourself or to anyone else. and that's what i like most about you.
and now that i've strung more than two sentences together my brain is exhausted and ready for a nap. =)
(love an image that makes you think. =)