A Recovery Blog

This blog is about my continuing recovery from severe mental illness. I celebrate this recovery by continuing to write, by sharing my music and artwork and by exploring Buddhist ideas and concepts. I claim that the yin/yang symbol is representative of all of us because I have found that even in the midst of acute psychosis there is still sense, method and even a kind of balance. We are more resilient than we think. We can cross beyond the edge of the sane world and return to tell the tale. A deeper kind of balance takes hold when we get honest, when we reach out for help, when we tell our stories.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Newark, N.J. Boy Dancing

This gouache painting is based on a photograph by Tony The Misfit from the Flickr site. The boy is dancing on a street in Newark, New Jersey. Though there are bars behind him, he is NOT in prison, but I can see how someone could get that mistaken impression. But even if he were, his joyful spirit seems to defy it.
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