Tuesday, December 19, 2023

very quiet

Excerpt from an email I wrote to Het this morning:

I am in a weird mental state. I feel I have nothing to say to anyone apart from Dave. I don’t know what’s going on. I suppose it’s interesting.

Excerpt from Het''s email reply:

I think I feel similar. Last Friday night’s outing to the Newlyn lights switch on made me feel distinctly irrelevant.

I decided to go with it (🤷‍♂️) and carry on regardless.

These are such strange and awful times on so many fronts - it does render you speechless, when so many powerful words (written and spoken) have made so little difference...

…Anyway - here I am, in Tesco, carrying on regardless.

And here I am at home, working on my painting of this photo of our shed in September. I will show it to you when I have finished it.

A friend in Sheffield just sent me this video of protestors in Sheffield Waitrose two days ago. It's cheering.

More anon, when I’m not feeling quiet.


Lina said...

Sue, I understand how you feel. What is going feels so horrifying and unbeiievable, I've run out of words to describe the horrors of both this callous government, this broken country and what is happening in the world at large. You're not alone - many of us feel as you do. So when you feel less quiet, we'll read and hold on to your words with a big sigh of recognition and relief.

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you so much for saying this, Lina. I’m glad you understand. It’s comforting.

Anonymous said...

Am sure you can sense quite keenly the sighs of recognition in many of your readers. I take heart from your creativity and your transformations of an already beautiful photo into a unique artwork I particularly love the shadows playing in the photo, and the colours of course. Your silence and reflection will generate some real beauty

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, Ana, you’re always so supportive.