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girl interrupted

"Was I ever crazy? Maybe, or maybe life is. Crazy isn't being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me, amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you've ever wished you could be a child forever. They were not perfect, but they were my friends."

Watched Girl, Interrupted tonight. It's a good movie (and it's a good book, too. I read it back in January of this year, and that's a link to the post. I liked the quote there as well.)

It's a movie I want to share with zibblsnrt, even though it's kinda a chick flick, just for the insight into me. I'm not borderline. I'm bipolar, but there's some similarities between the two diagnoses, and I can relate. And the movie deals with what is probably my greatest fear, which is being tossed into a looney bin. In that sense, I can identify with the main character, who was sorta tricked into going into the hospital, because that's my greatest fear. It's a loss of control, and that's probably why it's fearful.

I joked around tonight that I owned three movies about mental illness, four if you counted The Matrix. :) (For the curious, the three are this movie, A Beautiful Mind, and What About Bob?. Don't laugh, that last one got me through some hard times.)

But that's that. Good movie, I recommend it.

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