illustrated by me
You see the house in the illustration? It’s what I feel like during a mixed episode. The floor could open and expel me to the netherworld (otherwise know as depression) at time. The balloon threatens to take the house skyward until something happens to send it crashing down to earth (earth being reality). There is nothing normal about a mixed episode ~ it’s not as though the two opposing poles cancel each other out when they both turn themselves on, full force. The house appears situated quite precariously. Unstable. Yes, that describes a mixed episode best.