They drift in and out of my life each day. Their faces adorned with stark, lurid colours. Warpaint, as they go about their business. Are they even real? These automatons. These androids from outer space. And whilst their expressions are seemingly blank and impassive, they are also revealing. There’s a crack or two beneath their… Continue reading Painted ghosts
‘So this latest session was a minor indiscretion I’m guessing?’ she says. And this time I know, there’s no second chances. What I’ve done, there’s no way she’ll look past it. Not with those glasses. Magnifying her contempt like I’m a total bastard. Cos right now, I feel like she’ll stab me in my sleep.… Continue reading Second chances
That dull, constant tone as life gives out. You’re on a bleak streak, you need to fight this, how?
American psychologist Paul Ekman pioneered the study of human emotions creating an atlas of thousands of emotions. These can be boiled down into seven: anger, contempt, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness and surprise. For Disney Pixar’s latest film, Inside Out, we start with the basics. A child, Riley, is born. In her head she experiences her… Continue reading Inside Out: a sad, sorrowful joy