“Don’t try so hard” as Freddie Mercury sang. I put my questions out and waiting to see what came back.
Joy complains a lot, Lisa wants to find the label for this distance between her name and her predominant character trait.
What if no one is being an arsehole and isn’t to ‘blame’ for the trouble in/end of the relationship?
I missed the first train because I left something at home and had to go back. I got cranky.
‘Much better, relieved. A little guilty, but I’ll get over that’ she hears the determination in her voice. Lisa realises the heaviness in her heart as gone, and so has the nausea.
Finally Lisa breaks the silence “I remember a time, years ago, I might even still have been in high school, when I decided to be the helpful one. The one that is practical, organised, fixes things. I thought people would love me for it.”
“I can feel it in my belly, and it really does feel like something in my heart, in my chest. Christ it’s not a heart attack is it?”
‘my dad’s kissing, slobbering, over some other woman and my mum is crying like a messy drunk!’ she accusing them now and she can feel the shouting, screaming, rage coming back just like she felt in the dream.
She stands outside the front door, listening to the familiar voices inside before she knocks. It’s like time travel to Emma. She’s never been to this house, but voices she hears inside, all of them together, send her back 20 years. Emma left home when she was 21 years old, and is standing on her … Continue reading Day 35 – Opening scene
The light is flowing down from a glass ceiling high above and looking up I see the curved balconies around it remind me of the circular ramp in the Guggenheim Museum in New York. I count five or six balconies above me before I get a dizzy and have to look back down.