My nephew has ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) and probably Aspergers as well.
His life isn’t easy. As a consequence, neither are his family’s or his school’s.

I was looking at the original of this photo I recently took and thought wouldn’t it be wonderful if he could just breathe all that jumble out into the balloon.
This is how I saw it… his poor little head all aswirl, blowing out the bad and breathing in the good. Leaving him clear and free.

I hope it happens one day, for his sake. We all love him just the same xox

This is for you Jordie ♥

Obsessed with riding the learning curve.
Having a blast.
Thanks for stopping by.
Maree xx

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  • Berns
    Bernsover 2 years ago

    Wonderful piece, I hope it happens too !

  • Thanks B xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 2 years ago


  • Thank you with all my heart xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 2 years ago

    This is a very special image,Maree! I love the hands on that white balloon and the blur. Creative and striking image especially in B&W.

  • Thank you Pat, sometimes when you create something, an image, whatever… do you feel guided? Like it falls into place, you just see what it should be?

    – Maree Cardinale

  • geof
    geofover 2 years ago

    very cool work, Maree.

  • Thank you Geoffrey xx :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • James2001
    James2001over 2 years ago

    Nicely done, beautiful B&W!

  • Thanks very much James :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago


    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Thanks Derek xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Great title and image!!!! I think this might actually be great therapy. You should have him try it.

  • Thanks Angie… hmmmm yes… he doesn’t do anything unless he wants to… it’s making him want to that’s the trick :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • trish725
    trish725over 2 years ago

  • THANK YOU Trish xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    blowing out the bad can’t hurt trying……

  • Thanks T xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful thoughts for a very special boy from a very special auntie – love and light to you all , Maree

  • Thanks for your empathy Mattie xox

    – Maree Cardinale

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