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Etched Behind Eyelids is a series for the snapshots and stories from my everyday life. The phrase ‘Etched Behind Eyelids’ comes from one of my favourite Menzingers songs, ‘After the Party’.

It’s the little things my mind commits // To etch behind my eyelids // Like getting stoned when we wake up // Coffee grounds in coffee cups // Your silhouette in high top sneakers // And hardcore from laptop speakers // The classics to the more obscure // From Minor Threat to your old roommate’s band

Etched Behind Eyelids | May 2023


Now that the weather is warmer it’s possible to take Mum out in her wheelchair when we visit her. The nursing home is lovely, but it’s noisy (dementia homes always are) and hot, so it’s nice to be able to take her somewhere calm and bright and give her a change of scenery too. I think she enjoyed herself, she kept saying “lovely lovely” and only “horrible horrible” when I was pushing her over the tactile paving at the pedestrian crossing.

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