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Photo taken by a woman in her thirties who suffers from a bipolar illness. As is the case with bipolar, her moods are erratic. Generally down, but sometimes up. It makes working and living a normal life difficult.
About this photo: “This photograph was taken at a luau in Hawaii. I love fire but am also scared of it. It is so beautiful, but can be so dangerous. At times it reminds me of mania or hypomania — the energy, productivity, and creativity that comes from it can be so incredibly beautiful, but it can also be dangerous — thinking you can do anything, over-spending, not sleeping, and of course the inevitable mood crash that always seems to follow the highs. Like the fire in this luau, mania can be a great show, bright, mesmerizing and enticing, but should be handled with care.