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Attention inward, Escape, Solitude

Feeling separate from me

Ghost Algebra (silhouette in blue oval), 2009 by Jane Geiser
16mm Film still



Because of school work I’ve done today and practical drama exams I just want to lie down and relax. I’m in that mood when I don’t quite know what to do – I haven’t got the energy to do something but I don’t want to do nothing.

…studying GCSE Music has allowed to me to appreciate different types of music rather than only listening to one type, so I listen to some minimalism acoustic guitar stuff [Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint III] that is really easy to listen to and just makes me feel relaxed really. I don’t have to concentrate on anything and I can just do nothing and the music helps me to do that!

Mind blanking, makes me feel separate from me and just a place where I don’t have to think and feel. Just be..

Betty, age 16



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