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Transcript of original artwork for Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

My own brilliant, unique personality was neatly outlines right there, in that inanimate stack of paper.

My personality reflected a disorder—

—shared by a group of people.

This sank in like the sun had gone behind the clouds—

—like I’d been covered by a heavy blanket, like a parrot—

Bipolar I Disorder

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