The first time I attempted this page was back in May of this year. This time round I opted to hand write the text.
|Pages 17 and 18, The Sketchbook Project 2012, Cari-Jane Hakes, November 2011|
|Pages 19 and 20, The Sketchbook Project 2012, Cari-Jane Hakes, November 2011|
I'm aware as I write some of this prose that the sentences are not in fact sentences. I wonder it this is acceptable only because I know that they aren't sentences! A deliberate attempt to create something by breaking some rules. In trying to create a story that is just out of reach, just on the edge of the girl's consciousness, there is a brokenness in the language.
In any case, I like this metaphor for life. As I sit and write I can recall many encounters with people who have had the quality I'm trying to describe above. They have (or had) a softness of character, a wiseness that was developed through a life of hard knocks. A life of struggle, hardships and overcoming adversity really does MAKE a person. The real trick is realising this whilst your in the middle of 'it' and in some way trying to understand and appreciate the better person the experience will make you.