Walking Toward the Light

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About the Artwork

Debbie Hall

About the artist:

Debbie Hall is a psychologist, writer and photographer. Her first poetry collection, What Light I Have, has been published by Main Street Rag. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of literary journals. Her essays have appeared on NPR (“This I Believe” series) and in The San Diego Union Tribune and other magazines/journals.

About the artwork:

“I took this photo of my partner in September, on a morning walk after her first chemotherapy session for breast cancer. It was the beginning of what will be a long and challenging journey for both of us. Although we’ll have many more dark moments as a result of her illness, there is a fundamental sense of moving toward a positive outcome, moving into the light.”

Visuals editor:

Sara Kohrt


8 thoughts on “Walking Toward the Light”

  1. This is stunning. It’s an uncanny picture of the future. I like the way Cathy is leaning into the journey. And that red shirt makes it a National Geographic winner.

  2. Powerful and perfect!!

    It’s like you have connections “upstairs” to get that miracle lighting.

    Enjoyed your book of poems — some very heavy!! You are too talented.

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