Broken with a cup of nostalgia

Suddenly Mad

Metaphors may be as necessary to illness as they are to literature, as comforting to the patient as his own bathrobe and slippers. At the very least, they are a relief from medical terminology. If laughter has healing power, so too, may metaphor. Perhaps only metaphor can express the bafflement, the panic combined with beatitude, of the threatened person. 

                                                                                                                             –  Anatole Broyard                       Intoxicated by My Illness

Suddenly Mad- Fractured (portrait of Mimi)Portrait of Mimi

I look for metaphors for this disease. As…

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