She of the shaved head and impulsive gesture [remember the torn up picture of the Pope?] has made her way to the Oprah show. Four years ago she was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.
Only four years ago? Too bad she didn't ask me.I could have told her she was in deep do do way before she ever shaved her head. Except that the buzz cut was the public's first outward sign of her inward turmoil. Speaking of shaved heads -- Earth to Britney -- OMG Oprah just asked Sinead for her opinion on the miniature madwoman. What is it about cutting our long luxurious hair down to the nub that is so defining for a woman on the brink? I did it once when I was stressed out from working/commuting and raising kids alone. At least I didn't have to worry about having a bad hair day. I had the same hair every day until it grew out.
My biggest problem with these babes is that they have made babies. I can't bring myself to call them mothers because that implies nurturing, caring, and other-focused behavior.
Now Oprah is having the discussion of the drug of choice for bi-polar -- Lithium. Lots of bi-polar folks don't like it because the highs and lows are more exciting than the deadening, flatline effects Lithium creates.
All I know is that when I was asked to start a milk bank for a local hospital many years ago -- back when docs didn't think anything went through the milk no matter what we said -- almost every woman who donated breast milk was taking Lithium. I can only imagine what that nasty drug can do to a baby's brain.
I wonder if anyone else bothered to ask.
Okay, fun's over I have to get dressed for a conference call. Just kidding. [About getting dressed.]