Here are the members of my family, or the characters in my story. Family portraits are always a game.
My parents are away for 34 days. If you watch movies, for most people, this probably means a month of misadventure and mayhem, of screaming and dancing, of breaking things, breaking rules, and all hell breaking loose. It means exactly the same for us.
16:00 — Sometimes you lay your soul bare in your art,
other times you draw just to steel yourself from feeling too much.
10:00 — To the theme of making life sound more dramatic than it actually is.
14:00 — The ticketing lady at Gardens by the Bay couldn't give us the discount for people with special needs because Aisha didn't have a registered disability ID card. It confirmed the suspicions I've had all along.
17:00 — I would prefer to believe that it's innocence.
22:00 — "Let's do something really badass to celebrate Sheila's upcoming 21st birthday!"
Tonight, I remember very distinctly the round patches of light on the grass that lit the way for Sheila and her wheelchair and how warm that made us all feel.
10:00 — I wonder if the neighbours feel the same, though, about the screaming and banging coming from here.
16:00 — We joked about how 3 days without a meltdown was too good to be true.
I didn't think it applies to me too.
When Aisha is upset, she bites her hands and is sometimes violent. I guess it is both scary and comforting to know that it is the most human thing to find methods to cope with stress the way you know how, even if it's hurting yourself to counter the overwhelming sensations you feel inside. I am saying this because many of us are afraid to admit that we need it — to fail, to cry, to be weak, to surrender, to simply not know. But it really is okay. And it really really is human as hell.
17:00 — Any excuse for cake.
00:00 — If only we could enjoy things without being afraid that they might one day leave us.
18:00 — Good friends allow your sister to tag along on your outings. Best friends hijack her like she's one of their own and teach her bad things like how to call you a whale. But these are moments that make my heart soar.
17:00 — Balancing act
I laughed to myself thinking about how she must be the only one who is still on the “Adult colouring book” trend.
18:00 — Sheila and her extraordinary friends
15:00 — When life rocks your boat, you've got to roll with the punches.
Do you find peace in familiarity?