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I'm really into music, like, everything. I breathe it. Hypomania allows me to get feverishly into improvising and it feels like a drug. I've always got new music playing in my head that I can sometimes throw right down onto a piano roll.

Putting it this way seems kind of like romanticizing the condition; It's not as enjoyable as it sounds as this is usually coupled with a ton of anxiety, insomnia, racing throughts, and sometimes voices and paranoia soon after. It helps distract me from everything that's going on until everything becomes the distraction, if that makes sense.
 
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A couple of years ago a Novella of about 18,500 words spewed out of me. I was clearly in some kind of episode, even now I don't know which, and so what came out was a fusion of me at that time and what I took in and did (I would go to the same place in the same park on the same day each week and would write about what I saw and how I saw it: the way the clouds looked; the way the trees changed through the seasons; the way people interacted with each other; the way my shoes felt as I walked down the high street) and then I developed parts of it, consciously, to make it more like the observer was losing his mind, growing more suspicious of being watched etc, because essentially, earlier on, I was!

I don't know if anyone has ever read it but the short story called "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is what it kind of reminded me of once it was finished. A description of the world as I saw it whilst in an episode. First person perspective and all.

I know it came from me and you're not supposed to say it, but because it came from this other thing that lurks within me I've always found it really interesting, like I'm reading something that didn't come from me, but someone else. Maybe one day I'll try to get it published, huh!
 
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