What a special evening last night at the Coralville Performing Arts Center where 17 people shared their stories about lives affected by mental illness. There was such talent and tenderness filling the auditorium. My heart went on a bit of a roller coaster ride, visiting the darkest of places and the most hopeful places. You can meet some of the cast and read about their stories HERE.
I was part of the event – supporting my friend Diane with her brave. She shared her story via an exhibit of her art. To close her act, she asked me to read Filling Petals with Sunshine, which I wrote for her back in September.
Reading Filling Petals with Sunshine on stage with Diane
Celebrating Diane’s courage
Other posts about my friendship with Diane:
- Patting my heart for Diane
- A Prayer for You
- Peace (this includes one of the pieces of art Diane shared at This is My Brave)
- Affirming (this, too, includes several of the works Diane chose to share)