The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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When I first saw this postcard (it was made by a woman with schizophrenia at an SBYF workshop in San Francisco) my eyes glossed over.  It overwhelmed me.  But then I looked again.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Shattered Mind

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When I first saw this postcard (it was made by a woman with schizophrenia at an SBYF workshop in San Francisco) my eyes glossed over. It overwhelmed me. But then I looked again. "Born in LA." "17 year wife" "Kitchen Food Microwave." They're in there: little shards of meaning. They flicker when your eyes pass over them. I squinted, imagining it was like one of those prints where you have to stare at it just right, and an image arises. Except, of course it doesn't. This postcard is so meaningful to me because it's a snapshot (probably the best one we have) of a shattered mind. This is what it looks like when a person lacks - or loses - the ability to organize and express their story. For me, it's a humbling, inspiring reminder of why we do this in the first place.

Decade: 2010s
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Recorded by Matthew Ross Smith on October 15, 2013
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