Like an Orange

By Wallis Eates

A collaborative graphic novel about brain injury survivors incorporating their words and pictures.

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Few words on the new wind

Hello everyone

How's the air feeling for you today?

I've been quiet for a very long time. I last posted before this global event took hold - we all know which one - and since it started I felt strongly that quiet is what I needed to be. I didn't want to be yet another landing in your inbox. More words to read via digital technology. 

Instead, I chose to embrace the silence. We were, and are, connected, simply through being. I wanted to feel into that, and each morning I read the temperature of the sky by breathing it in; the space before me, the space I'm in. I hope you also managed to find some peace in whatever setting your found yourself in.

I didn't keep any lockdown journals, or take up new hobbies, or learn to bake beyond my previous attainments (though I salute those who did), as I already had plenty to do in my solitude - namely, Like an Orange! It was a joy to be able to dedicate so much time to it, and I feel blessed that I could.

To see a sample, please take a look at this tweet (and any retweets would be appreciated of course). It is the double page spread where the title of the book is introduced: Likeanorange 

I would attach it here, but alas my computer is old and doesn't like to comply with everything I ask. 

Now, with autumn in the air, the September energy so indelibly printed on the psyche with 'back to school', it is with pleasure I reconnect with you now. I truly hope you are all well, and thank you once again for your support and patience.

Finally, if anybody is interested in comics mentorship, myself, Dr Nicola Streeten and Rachael Ball of Laydeez Do Comics are offering. Please see here for more details:

All the very best, and may a soft blow of wind bring you a beautiful golden leaf!



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