Comments : Backwoods

  • 4 months ago

    by BOB GALLO

    It is lovely Jane. Such genuine questions.

  • 4 months ago

    by Keira Pickard

    The questions you've asked throughout this are two things : heartfelt, and impossible to answer.
    All of this is so powerfully written. There are some lines that resonated best with me, but the final one was definitely my favourite. When someone has left a home - whether the cause was dying, arguments etc - it feels empty. And, personally, I felt that this wasn't just about a home. It was about life, ' home ' being a metaphor for it. Maybe I'm wrong, but I felt there was maybe a bigger meaning.

    I sit, rocking, arms grasping my shoulders

    ^^ this stuck out to me, because it's an extremely accurate description of someone who is unhappy. I always do it when I'm nervous. I think it's a subconscious way of mentally 'pacing a room', a way to relieve stress. It's funny how moving takes your mind off things.
    Anyway, I'm glad to see it nominated. A really touching piece :)