Cacophony: my life with noise

Cacophony explores my life within noise. Unasked for, unexplained, unwanted noise.

My days when I venture into the world are bombarded with noise. At home I can largely avoid the unexpected, and enjoy a certain level of control.

But there are times even at home when stress levels escalate to a point where my brain makes its own noise. These are the ones that can’t be controlled, won’t be stopped by ear defenders. From the silence I hear music, voices on a non-existent radio, chatter of invisible beings.

Around my mind brass bands boom, orchestras play, guitarists strum.
Around my mind voices criticise, berate, condemn.
Unable to enforce silence, I control the cacophony with my pen.
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Being creative is the mainstay of my life, and poetry, prose, and photography is where I express my deepest emotions. I also enjoy the challenge of design and create jewellery, fabric bags, and garments and home items in yarn. Diagnosed with ASD at the age of 68 after fifty years in and out of the mental health system, I now aim to explore and share my experiences over these years. Apart from blogs and short articles I'll share my life in my verse and images.

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