34. Washed Out and Nowhere to Go
Funny the things you find washed up on beaches these days; you may find a jellyfish or a dead turtle amongst the plastic waste that is increasingly common but not school boys looking for their friend. The washed up body startles all the Vanara, including a previously reluctant HANUMAN who shocked by the experiences of RAMA and LAKSMAN is forced to recount the events immediately after his fiery trauma on LANKA ISLAND.
Do you believe in mermaids? In this issue we find out what happens when the silver maned Vanara takes a long bath and fights for his very life.
I never intended my work to be a platform for me, that is why I give little autobiographical information and hope that you engage with the work and not use it to validate my ego. There's too much 'art' that is increasingly about the individual creator and not about the encompassing idea.
But occasionally there's something I want to draw all your attention to and that happened last week.
You may have read or seen articles on media outlets about the UK's Prince Harry discussing his mental health issues and his inability over the last twenty years to discuss his mother's death and how it had affected his life ? Whilst my work demonstrates I'm no monarchist I am a male in my 30's and suffer from the same crushing expectations that society places on us. I go into more depth in my blog post Prince Harry my Hero? and the corrosive ideal of masculinity (and to rectify my lack of self promotion there's a brief bio and photo of me here you have been warned.)