Art: Giant Teardrop

Giant Teardrop – I’m a teardrop encased in skin
Giant Teardrop – I’m a teardrop encased in skin

I was in the shower and as I went to turn the taps off and push open the glass door, I stopped and kept the water running. I wanted to stay in that watery glass box because standing there was the closest thing to seeing my insides expressed.

I felt like a giant teardrop encased in skin. The water flowed with a freedom that my tears didn’t have. I wanted to wash down a drain in one great gurgling, swirling rush rather than step out on dry land  and face the world where my tears felt like they would trickle forever. I always felt like crying and it was like the shower was crying for me when I couldn’t.

I also wanted to write but nothing would come out. Standing in the shower with the water pouring all around me, I was comforted and thankful for this metaphor to give me words (and a picture) to express myself.

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