May 6 by The Running Son
I have been in contact by email with some groups that deal with mental illness and Bi-polar disorder. There has been interest expressed in an orderly collection of the posts that I wrote during the recent manic episode I just came out of.
This won’t be easy on a million levels. I still haven’t figured the dates out, when it began, the stages. I created this post as a preliminary Index. I was still pretty wired, but it is a faithful index up to a point.
The wind is howling up here in the High Desert. My room is a disaster-zone. I think my cats are getting pissed. But it occurred to me that there are collections of poetry that are good on their own as an account, in the much more encrypted and hidden way that poetry tells a story.
I can gather them up into an index post, and make it sticky, easy I guess. I am asking, mainly my Followers if there is interest. I’m playing this by ear trying to sort all this out and package it. Make a place I can go to to remind myself, but also for those that are expressing interest in it’s benefits for other sufferers, and that I am totally and completely 100% for.
Damn. If I had known? Or had someplace to go? I was lonelier and more detached from the world and soul than I can even explain, and it happens every night everywhere, and has for all time.
Mystics wrote about it. Madmen babbled about it. And average folk write about it in their poetry at night, like I’ve read out there in the wee hours. Or we blog and capture the feeling of it. And another can read about that feeling, about themselves. What they are feeling, and maybe it would do something. Give them a guide, or a promise that the storm rolls over and new light will warm us again.
That’s enough. Enough of a reason for all my effort. So, speak up. I’ll likely collect the poetry together anyways, and Rework the “episode index“, but it would be nice to hear ideas, and chatter on the topic. Or blabbering.
Me and my cats are listening.