Reminders

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Reminders

 

 

Tracy Harris is a Writer, Performance artist and Filmmaker. She has written plays for Sherman Cymru, RWCMD, Theatre 503 and Menagerie Theatre. She also makes TV documentaries for BBC.

Voiceover by Edward Llewelyn (www.edwardllewelyn.co.uk Twitter: @edwardllewelyn). Music, ‘Butterfly’, composed by Tom Gatley (www.tomgatley.com Twitter: @tomgatley)

 

Text transcript for the above film:

Sometimes
The slowing down
Of the clock
looking at cloud
Cycles
Of bird song
Of people passing
And distant voices
Reminders
Of clapping
Hearing the
Dawn chorus
The hum drum of traffic
Emptying bins
And constant cyclists
The drone of a car
Passing
Intermittently
And ambulance sirens
Reminders
The traffic lights stay on green
Because no-one is stopping
By
Or trying to
Stop
Time stands still
Trying to carry on as normal
Amidst the stillness
Bikes
Buses and
prams
Sprays
disinfectant
And ants
Daily Briefing
Reminders
That you can’t face
Masked faces
Just eyes
Sorry eyes
As if to say
Careful please
Don’t walk too near me
Stay back
You go
One way
And I’ll
Follow the signs
The route
The direction of the
Lines, the Eyes…
And cries and lies
Every day
Reminders
Drowning in head space
Living in a small space
Your body becomes alive
And every breath you take
When you’re back safe inside
Every breath at night
That still breathing deep breath
Reminder that
Through all of this
you are alive
Deep in your stomach and in your chest
Here right now
Living through
Breathing through
This and
Tomorrow is another day.

 


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