Sarah Reading

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Despite some stillness; quietude, yes, in this piece…. i painted it whilst manic as a rachorse goanna on crack and speed and hm viagra in a terrible hurry running on reallllllly hot desert sand. i should write more about the fun parts of mania. ah… THAT sex drive man… add no fear at all to that and… well there are many stories.

i walked into the schubert gallery on the gold coast where there were lots of famous artist originals on the walls like arthur boyd and sydney nolan and pro hart. apart from them were also lots with talent too.

i had only ever sold one painting in a gallery before then. I had never been in an exhibition let alone a solo one. i just walked in with it.

I managed not to end up in bed with anyone there that day, which is probably a good thing really.

moving right along… the subject turned out to be a sarah (i have for some reason been out with 11 girls with the name sarah. one of them was nice.) this one turned nasty but still we had a lot of fun. In case you think i am being a sexual tell tale and blowing my own horn (which i can do – used to be a gymnast you know – bipolar also has a major depresion component with the opposite effect, and the last one left me impotent for almost six months. this isn’t mentioning that psychiatric medication’s most common side effect is sexual dysfunction.
so i think it’s only fair that i get to have periods where i have to masturbate three times at an absolute minumum to go outside the house without

pitching a persistent tent.

and also i think it is only fair that the high euphoric bits of mania feel fantastic and i have no inhibitions and tend to believe in myself perhaps even a little tooo much. no fear so i am just fine with approaching anyone!

it makes for a nice relief from all the fucking torture parts of having chronic bipolar. the torture part has been the definining feature for the last twelve months, in a manifestly physiological sense.

I have actually begun to stop getting worse and now i have, i timidily tempt fate by stating that i have IMPROVED (tempting fate not really something that bothers me… not giving a fuck as i don’t believe in anthropocentric nor pre-ordered delusions to make ourselves feel more all special and the focus of everything in a cosmic sense.)

anyway. hope everyone likes the painting.

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