Thursday, July 21, 2011

Inaugural post

This blog seeks to provide positive insights into the reality of living with a mental condition. As someone with both bipolar disorder and a love of writing, it seems only natural that I create this blog.

I intend to use my own life experience as a bit of a field study for anyone following this blog. I do hope it can be a useful resource for anyone whose life has been touched in some way by mental illness. I also hope that in time it can become a forum for people to share their ideas and insights as well.

The title of this blog is a slight play on words of a book called Meditations in an Emergency by the post-second world war New York poet, Frank O'Hara. The photo below is of me as a sixteen year-old mugging for the camera from the top of the World Trade Center in 1998. I look forward to explaining its significance in coming posts.