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Checking In: My Aria

When I drove myself to the hospital, the aria on the radio was "Suicidio!" from La Gioconda.

When I drove myself to the hospital, the aria on the radio was "Suicidio!" from La Gioconda. God couldn't hit me over the head with a more effective wake-up call.

I am bipolar. That was the moment I first took it upon myself to face it head on. I was done wrangling and rationalizing with a force I couldn't control.

I also sing. I can produce similar sounds to what was transmitted to me in my car. Opera is one of my grandest passions. So this was what I call a sign, a squarely-tied knot of gut-punch poignancy.

When you acknowledge and accept who you really are, the universe opens up and throws you an aria, acknowledging and accepting you in turn.

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