I , too have bipolar disorder and have a soft spot for anyone else who learns to live and to love B.P.D.
Our Social Justice Minister, Erin Gingrich, asked me to participate in her service a couple of weeks ago. Her topic was “Hope Rekindled,” and she’d heard enough of my story to think some version of it might add something “powerful.”
I loved crafting a speech to fit the theme and metaphors we chose—visions of high school speech competitions made me smile as I worked. Even better was the opportunity to pull out parts of my story that could be told in an uplifting way. I wasn’t nervous that Sunday, just honored.
The third member of our service team that day, Martha Shen, crocheted a huge doily for Erin some time ago. She included a poem with her gift that became our service’s central theme.[ ]
Do read on via Doilies and Flickers in the Dark