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Here on World Mental Health Day I contemplate where I am today versus where I was a year ago. What a difference a year makes. A big part of my mental health journey out of darkness was leaving all of the things and people in my life that weren’t meant for me. I had to unload those unnecessary burdens to free myself before I could even think about how to move forward…and now…forward I move-

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Life may beat you, batter you, and break you…but if you’re still breathing, buckle down and battle back to the last breath.

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Sometimes you have to open yourself up and allow yourself to feel the pain in order to heal. The healing starts from within. Use your pain as a source of strength and open your wings. 

On Easel: When Nobody Else Would Love Me (I Had To Learn To Love Myself)

On Ground: As Open Wounds Open Wings

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Michael Carini | #MostlyForHer

The pieces you are looking for…you already have them within yourself.

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And sometimes you just need to feel like one person can see you when you can no longer see yourself.

“Reign Upon Sunrise” Flashback

In August 2012, at the age of 28, I was reconnected with the biological family I never knew. At that time, I learned that my father, also named Michael, did not die in a car accident as I had always been told. Rather, I came to find out that he took his own life on my mother’s 21st Birthday, just shortly before I turned a year old. He did not leave a note. Almost 30 years later, in my most personal and emotional creation to date, I wrote that note for my father. Written through our collective heart, eyes, and hand, that piece of our soul is “Michael’s Note.”

“Michael’s Note” was followed by half a decade of critical introspection, reflection, and expression in the form of a visual history paradoxically representing a singular moment, time, and experience as well as momentum, time, and experience in their totality. Completed in the Spring at the age of 33 and given life in conjunction with the Summer Solstice, “Reign Upon Sonrise” is a five year meditative reflection of a simple complexity, or “simplexity.” A 49 canvas polyptych with a myriad of possibilities and experiences, this meditation is a personal and elemental narrative veiled under the umbrella of a fractalized spectrum of sub-narratives called “Reigndrops.” Peering into the human soul with no definitive beginning or end, may you enjoy your journey across the “Reignbough” and discover the enlightenment you seek in the “Reign Upon Sonrise.”

Dedicated to the father I never had the honor and privilege to know-

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Michael Carini | MOSTLY FOR HER

Don’t ever be ashamed of your scars. They are your character marks. You have survived. Now it’s time to live.

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