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"There is a trope in popular culture of the “crazy genius,” a mind split between madness and brilliance ... "

Coming from a family with a history of mental illness, this is a such a beautifully poignant piece of writing.

Sidderhartha Mukherjee:

"The most memorable feature of his illness, though, was not the storm within his mind but the lull in his eyes. The word moni means “gem” in Bengali, but in common usage it also refers to something ineffably beautiful: the shining pinpricks of light in each eye. But this was precisely what was missing in Moni. The twin points of light in his eyes had dulled and nearly vanished, as if someone with a minute brush had painted them gray."

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