Blog, The Albatross

Locked away

‘Let me tell you the story of a little girl, who experience so much pain. When she could bear no more, she locked her heart away in a metal cage, deep in a dungeon, furthest away from everywhere and everything. A person cannot function without a heart, so she crafted a new one, from the people and things around her. She looked outside herself and created a false one: one that would serve to keep away the pain. As she built her new heart, she slowly forgot about her old one, her real one, and lost it forever.’ Most of us are guilty of hiding our true selves and creating false selves to protect ourselves from past pain and trauma. Because this duplicity of identity usually begins in childhood, I used the image of myself as a child.