The Mona Lisa of Mental Illness

Mental illness and stigma do not run parallel to anything.

They cross and intersect every aspect of the many lives they touch,

piercing like sharp daggers in the center of our lives,

changing the appearance, dimensions and texture of our polygons of living.

The goal is to transform and unite the many diverse lines of mental illness

into beautiful masterpieces of art displayed in this gallery of life.

Worthy of admiration, respect, praise and applause,

we must accept that we are deserving of this claim.

There is only one Mona Lisa with her half-smile.

If there were more than one,

it would not be a masterpiece at all.

The uniqueness of your character and beauty captures people’s eyes.

Love yourself and become the masterpiece you are.

Stand out and make a difference in this galaxy of stars.

~written by Susan Walz

Copyright 2018 Susan Walz |  | All Rights Reserved



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