Words During Covid - Comfortable
Updated: May 23
'Words during Covid’ each week we shall set a word prompt & you can respond to it in any way you wish. We thought it could be interesting and hopefully a cathartic activity to do in this time of quarantining, and to create a collaborative diary of sorts. It's a challenging time right now, we hope you are all holding up okay & taking it easy. 💜
1st word: Comfortable
- Thank you to everyone who submitted to our first prompt, please see the responses below.
- Robert Thomas James Mills / @sllimtrebor
// WALKING IN THE OUTDOOR BREEZE, IT ALMOST COMES WITH EASE THAT I BEGIN TO EMBRACE THE SUBTLE SILENCE THAT CREEPS UPON THE AFTERNOON HEAT, THAT SOARS THE HILLS ALONG THE PINK BLOSSOMING SUNNY STREET, THROUGH MY HEADPHONES AND ALONG TO THIS DILLA BEAT.
STRUT LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING, BECAUSE REALLY, NO-ONE IS, IT’S A GHOST TOWN.
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT THE VULNERABILITY OF THE AIR THAT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I’M THERE. IN AMONGST THE SOULS OF NATURE WHO ARE USUALLY SILENCED BY THE SOUNDS OF EVERYDAY CHAOS. THEY FINALLY HAVE A VOICE. I HEAR YOU. BIRDS, SING YOUR SWEET MELODIES. BUZZ, BABY BUMBLE BEE. BE FREE.
NEW HOBBIES; 40 SIT UPS, “10 MORE!!!”, NO I CAN’T! IN THE CONRER I GO, I PANT; 2 MINS AND I’M BACK AT IT AGAIN. FINISH I DO. OUT OF BREATH I AM. WATER I NEED, DETERMINATION I BREED. KEEP GOING I WILL.
LOOKING FOR FREEDOM DISTANT IN THE SEA, ONLY CAN WE WISH, FOR NOT ARE WE. //
- Zoe Bruce
A 3-course meal of (debatable) food for thought...
- There's no greater source of discomfort than trying to make an unhappy person feel comfortable
- Nobody has ever felt simultaneously unsafe and comfortable
- Being comfortable with being uncomfortable, is to embrace the unknown and trust that you'll find a way
- Quarry @quarrywastaken
- Sammi Lynch / @sammijlynch
- Adam Ogwu / @lab.coats
- Caroline Gillies @carolineg.design
Period & Breakfast Should Never Meet
The end of the world must have been coming
When I woke up this morning.
Brain fog ended up in
Messed up porridge oats
Bare unshaved legs.
I looked down at
My blistering skin and
The cotton of my shorts
Burn still stinging,
I started crying.
The end of the world must have been ending
When you woke up this morning.
Your careless feet stepped
On the crumbs
Paving the kitchen floor,
But you didn’t ask why
I stood there sobbing
As the splatter arose
Shame within me.
You ignored it, as we spread it
Onto buttery toast.
So I forgot my period flow;
The world turned slow;
I let everything go.
- Angèle Eliane @angeleeliane
- Aarron Bradshaw
- Lucy Watkins / @gwyneth____paltrow
- Xuan / @themenu_byxuan
- Lucy Grainge / @_lucygr
- Zoe Bruce
Thank you so much for all your submissions, it was exciting seeing them come through, we hope you enjoyed creating & reading the responses.
Keep an eye out for the next word prompt........ L & J x