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The Leave of Life

Inspired by the story of The Last Leave written by O Henry, the photo shows a red maple leave getting out of the shadow to embrace the light of life among the decays. Well, my life was once upside down in ruins when I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2011. Over the years, I have overcome all the hardships and challenges in health, personal relationship crisis, financial difficulties and raising a young kid while recovering from chemo. While the last leave gave the young artist the will to live, this leave of life has symbolised my life path in past few years.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Richmond Hill, Canada
Camera: EML-L09
Copyright: © Claire Li