There are many defining moments in our lives. Moments that changed our view of the world in one split second, made us rethink our decisions, affected our personalities or altered our perception of the people around us. Sometimes however it can be difficult to point towards them: Change is gradual. Revelation is, rarely, like a … Continue reading A life-lesson anecdote about what made me take one step away from teenage angst.
My classmates and I needed a toy gun, we needed it quickly, and we had no idea where to find one. Let’s dial back a little: Here’s the context. Second year in University, Digital film making, Experimental Film. Our entire course hated this module, whereby most of our problems started and ended with a new … Continue reading Encounters with Strangers: The Comic Shop Owner and his Guns.
I like to look up as I walk. I enjoy seeing the sky, the converging lines of house corners and street lamps. I enjoy the sight of windows at night, rows and rows of bright rectangles behind which people go about their lives. My boyfriend has once called this habit odd. He said only suspicious … Continue reading Encounters with Strangers: The Masked Man
Until very recently, I was unemployed. For a few months following the conclusion of my University degree, I was lost in a limbo of uncertainty and low self-esteem, suffering daily rejections or, worse, silence. I had taken to describing unemployment as an emotion rather than a state: A tight, uncomfortable knot of anxiety, depression, worthlessness … Continue reading Encounters with Strangers: The Grave Digger.