giannakali has published a great piece by Steven Morgan. Well worth a visit and a read.
When I was young I believed the world spoke to me. Lightning split
across the sky to the pulse of my thoughts. Rings around the moon
prophesized the apocalypse. My cat winked at me to let me know he
understood. Clouds parted like curtains to welcome a shining God.
For most of my youth this deep connection to the Natural world
mystified me, pulling me into forests and spinning my imagination wild.
Then at age twenty-two I finally discovered its secret.
Earlier that year I had been diagnosed with major mental illness.....