Would you believe me if I said that a picture tells a story just as well as a large amount of descriptive text? as a child in prep school we were always encouraged to draw and take pictures home this for me had no significant meaning I drew pretty colorful pictures and drew what was expected of me but little did I know that pictures tell more than just a story about the picture but they tell a story about the person who drew the picture I realized this when I learnt I had to do a reflective essay of a person with a mental disorder. The concept of reflecting on my feelings and thoughts is often a difficult task for me especially because I personally dislike talking about the way I feel and have fear of being judged and misinterpreted. When the task to do a reflective piece was presented to me for assessment it was a frustrating struggle for me because I habitually deal with things on my own and never want to seek help or let anyone into my world of thoughts. However disturbing that is, I suppose I did not realize that I may actually learn or change my thoughts when I read about life and work of Edvard Munch.
The aim of this reflection paper is to reflect on the personal experiences of a world renowned painter Edvard Munch who underwent traumatic experiences during his childhood and which one believes are what led to his mental disorder and hence shaped his formidable talent to express his feelings in more than just words as the saying goes a picture is worth a thousand