THE CULTIVATION OF BEAUTY

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REFLECTION FROM MARCH 7TH, 2008

RE:  CARVING OUT MY REASON TO KEEP ON LIVING, THROUGH FITS OF MANIC AND DEPRESSIVE BIPOLAR CREATION.

WRITTEN 3/7/2008 @ AGE 26

It’s funny, I’m sitting here reading more about bipolar online (I got to go home from work early – it’s a snow day!), and on this particular website they really downplay the fact that there might be a correlation between people who are artistic and people who are bipolar–namely, that people with bipolar illness are more apt to be creative types.  They even go on to say that there’s a danger in making this association, but I think it’s a rather natural jump.  I mean, as far as I can tell, when I am in my manic or depressive states, I think that is when I write my very best.

This makes sense because when I am in these extreme…

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