- a MOSAIC of Minds Journey
by Anthony Antek
The Mid-20th.Century Journey
of a Bipolar Youth
Offering Humor & Hope
While Searching for Self, Love
& an Authentic Meaning to Life
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#45 Together Swinging-Two hospital aides are
supporting him by his arms. They keep away from his hands, the hands that make
those delicate moving sculptures. I can see that both of Mobile’s wrists are
bandaged in white gauze. As they near the elevator, I hope he is not being
taken to the floor above.
learn that Mobile slashed his wrists earlier this morning. I have visions of
Mobile taking those thin, loosely woven pieces of silk that bind his wrists,
and making an elegant hanging sculpture that moves effortlessly on
imperceptible air currents.
#2 The Bridge
(Note:on 7/30/15 The Buffalo News features article on return visit of 1944 Norfolk Southern steam engine)
In its heyday, Buffalo
was a railroad center second only to Chicago in size and
congestion. Under this bridge, the daily parade of proud, chug-chugging freight
and passenger trains was a no-cost show in CinemaScope. I could watch the New
York Central, the Empire State Express, the Delaware-Lackawanna, the Lehigh Valley,
the Mohawk, the Susquehanna, the Lake Shore Limited, the Nickel Plate, the Erie, the Commodore
Vanderbilt, the Twentieth Century Limited and others. It was a joyous rush to
see those billowing black bull engines with the bliss-bestowing sounds, so big,
so powerful and so loud.
- a Mosaic of Minds Journey
“A roller-coaster ride, rekindling images of 'Catcher in the Rye' and
'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest'.”
– Edward A. Jardim,
Writer-Editor, New York Daily News
"This is marvelous stuff.
The entries into madness are beautiful.”
– Dr. Bill Harrell, Professor Emeritus
S.U.N.Y. Institute of Technology
"'Bipolar Buffalo is beautifully written, and nearly impossible to put down."
– Mike Canfield, The Sun
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MEANING of BOOK TITLE:
"This is a superbly written and very interesting and emotional book. But why did you decide on the "Bipolar Buffalo" title when it offers so much more than the bipolar encounters?" (from a reader's email to the author).
Yes, there is much more - encounters & stories about notable people, including comedians like Steve Allen, Bill Cosby and Dick Shawn. Other people like inventors, architects, immigrants, a saint, and Black and Native Americans. Places and Cities, including Denver, Las Vegas and New Orleans. And national events like Hurricane Betsy, racial segregation, Vietnam and the cultural changes in the1940s thru the1960s.
The author's journey, reflecting the underdog, is a search for inner self & an authentic meaning to life. But it is a love story that drives the book - it's central theme. It's "need" is the search for love and to be loved in return. The book's Set-up, Confrontations & Conflicts, and Resolution are directed towards that theme.
The meaning of " BIPOLAR BUFFALO" is a metaphor that refers to how we see things. Its meaning is ontological, metaphysical - searching for what is real, the essence of things.
The book title’s origin goes back to a talk with Native Americans during a game of pool in Oregon in the 1960s - How early white people saw the American Bison compared to how seen by those Native Americans. There is nothing innate, nothing intrinsically "good" or "bad" about the animal but how humans make judgments upon that being.... or person or event - done with the limited personal/cultural baggage humans carry.
The book is also about judgments and more specifically, pre-judgments (prejudice). Being bipolar, or Black, or Red, or Jewish, or Polish, coming from the working class, from Buffalo – how we see and are seen.
Following this conversation I write .... " I didn't reflect on this polarity right then, but it did begin right there, the first inkling I had of the buffalo as a bipolar animal
— bipolar from a human perspective.."
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