Pastel drawing of a migraine by Diane Sciarretta. The Bodyscapes Program is an art experience inside The Red & Orange House

Cathedral in My Mind by Diane Sciarretta, 1995, Pastel on Fabriano paper, 36" X 24"

Cathedral in My Mind by Diane Sciarretta, 1995, Pastel on Fabriano paper, 36″ X 24″

I flipped opened the dictionary. My eyes did not fall onto the entry I was looking for. Rather, the first entry I saw was HAVOC. Fitting. Migraines bring havoc.

headache \’hed-ak\ n 1: pain in the head  2  :  a vexatious or baffling situation or problem

Certainly, the pain in my head was baffling. 

migraine \’mi-gran\ n : a condition marked by recurrent severe headache often with nausea

The healer I met months before, said I needed to go inside  the pain in my head to see its-mine-our unique story.  The subsequent drawing session revealed I had a Cathedral in My Mind  and a bridge suspended between stained glass windows. 

My vexing problem? Standing on the bridge, looking at the iridescent windows wondering, what is the full story inside my mind?

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