A straight path
"People suddenly don't seem to understand they repeat themselves, ignore you or get annoyed at the things that you do. You don’t quite do it quickly enough or the right way they sigh and breath heavily. Their words jumbling up and they expect you to understand or they speak slowly as if you can't catch their words. A world where sound is different, sometimes things are loud, magnified and distorted. They can’t see those things that crawl on the floor, so you pretend they don’t exist, nor can they see the others that often meet us in what they keep saying is my house. It looks different and smells different and there are new people there who wander from room to room sitting and staring as if lost.
Amanda sometimes speaks in a tone like I’m her child, I never thought the tables would turn I never used to rely on anyone to help me, I tell her not to use that tone with me and I play along for a quiet life, but I do miss my mum. These bones not quite what they used to be. I ache as I get out of bed and then the alarm goes off, and they rush in your room - you sometimes don’t get a chance to breath, there is always someone there telling me what I should do, it is very different to how it use to be...."
A couple of weeks ago I spoke to Kiala Givehand about my work and creative practice as part of her How 2 Art Journal YouTube channel. It wa...
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