The very fact she had first-hand experiences of ‘God’ made me feel close to her. Reading her writings (‘Revelations of Divine Love’) strengthened this relationship as I was both astonished and comforted that she had been able to articulate her ecstasies so clearly. She also described visions that felt very familiar with my own history.
By addressing her, I am also able to address you (the viewer) and share my experience with ‘revelations’ or ‘psychosis’ as it may now be termed (in the society I am part of anyway). This letter is also a therapeutic tool for me. Being agnostic (closer to atheist) myself, I have found it difficult to share my religious/psychotic experiences in a concise and coherent manner. There is a lot that remains to be said, but this is what I offer you for now: one way of sharing snippets from my mental health/illness journey so far.