Exit strategy

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As the final minutes of the session drew near, I watched the hands of the clock intently, giving mental sounds to each tick of the second hand. Tick. Tick. Tick. It’s almost time,… Continue reading

Tick

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Past, present and future, The holy trinity of time. Every stitched and frayed suture, Bears bittersweet brine. In stillness can you then only find, A soothing voice, gentle and kind; If the present… Continue reading

The problem with special children

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I’ve been working at a special school for children for about nine months now and it has been an amazing experience. It is always a joy to watch the little ones run about,… Continue reading

Love is yours.

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Her lips, sweet as honeydew as they met his – dry, but full of promise. Their eyes locked in deep contact until their lips met for the first time. They held hands and… Continue reading

Waiting on a crisis.

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Somebody has to see it the way I see it. The filth that drag their feet around with their silver-screen smiles and obligatory, repetitive surface conversations that go nowhere. I sometimes feel like… Continue reading

How to Handle Life’s Bullshit

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Someone once said, “Life is hard.” I told them, “No shit, Sherlock.” Life as we know it, is fucking hard. It has always been fucking hard, since the day life emerged from the… Continue reading

Finding (and keeping) friends.

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Every so often you’re left feeling alone and wondering if you’ve ever had real friends. You start to wonder if anyone would stand by your side in times of need and provide you… Continue reading

1980: Dreaming with Pina

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Tonight I entered a dream: I watched 1980 by the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch at Sadler’s Wells, which is a piece by Pina Bausch, and I’m still reeling from it. Pina Bausch is… Continue reading

The Shame of Stupidity

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Once, I was told me that I liked to pretend to know things when I don’t and that I’ve always been, ever since I was kid. I don’t know where it came from… Continue reading

Would you kill yourself?

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Would you kill yourself? Would you follow all the steps in a suicide manual and follow them through? Or would you give up halfway? “Coward.“ Would you strip yourself in the cold and… Continue reading