International MONO Awards 2014 - Honourable Mention
This is a self portrait and it’s just so apt for how I feel during the height of Covid lockdown here in Wales.
I’m struggling to cope with the lockdown to be honest, as all the things that I need in my life for my mental sanity, I can’t hug, touch, visit, immerse myself in, or love. I’d tried to be positive at the start hoping it would be just a few weeks before a vaccine was discovered and we’d get back to some sort of normality, but it’s now clear that my life could be changed for months or years and I don’t think I’ll cope well with that duration.
With my partner being a front line intensive care nurse working with Covid patients, and with some friends and family members who are quite vulnerable, I’m not prepared to raise two fingers to the authorities and do my own thing, unlike like some others I’ve heard about, but my God I AM so bored after 9 weeks of doing none of the things I need to be doing to make me ME. I feel I’m losing my identity as well as my mental balance.