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A life not lived?

I’ve been researching the rise of ‘Pauper funerals’ in the UK. Also called Section 46 funerals, these are burials that are paid for by the local authority when someone dies alone, with no known next of kin. What struck me as … Continue reading

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Mother Mask

Who else puts on a mask, just to face the day? I was doing my make-up today and suddenly realised what a strange ritual this is. Shading in an acceptable face. Drawing on a pair of watchful eyes. Crayoning on a smile. A … Continue reading

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Alone. Not lonely.

Today. Alone. Having time and space to myself at last. Ignoring the washing, the cleaning, the housework. Wasting time carefully, with a range of activities chosen for myself, me, only. Segmenting the day into fizzling an hour away on social … Continue reading

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Boxed up Boy

I love his face. His ears reddening, his cheeks reddening, when he sees (knows) He has done something wrong. I love his range of facial expressions. I hate myself for even loving the way his face crumples in such vividly … Continue reading

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