“Of course, angels are real!” Maverick giggled to Nora over twenty years ago. She played with the baby, danced with Kat, and was very patient with Rant as she/he cursed in a fury within Nora’s psyche. Twenty years ago, these “parts’” presences were known but didn’t reveal themselves to the outer world of psychiatry or fully to Nora because they were misinterpreted as symptoms of schizo-affective disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, delusions, hallucinations, and psychosis. So they went back in Nora’s mind and waited patiently…to be heard. Patience ended in 2010 when Rant exploded and took hold of the steering wheel, literally. “Looking in the Mirror Out” is Nora’s experience as her “parts” reveal themselves, uncensored, raw, and exhaustedly, as she and they get to know each other and work together in Nora’s inner and outer worlds. Their experiences are unique, yet, encompass surprisingly common themes with anyone living in today’s world.
About Nora Nita Bates
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Published March 26, 2012
Biographies & Memoirs.