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TBD Submissions: Nina

What luck: a few more gorgeous pages from Nina, who has been keeping diaries—often enhanced through painting and collage—since she was 14.  She’s currently studying art therapy in the Netherlands.

“I thought I would send you a few more pages. The first one is from June 2014.  This one is very throwback diary appropriate. It’s a poem from Siegfried Sassoon who was a first world war soldier. Who kept diary’s in the trenches. You can read his diary’s here: http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/sassoon

June 2014
Nina’s diary, June 2014 ‘The fact is that five years ago I was as near as possible a different person to what I am tonight. I, as I am now, didn’t exist at all. Will the same thing happen in the next five years? I hope so.’ —Siegried Sassoon

“On the second one is from July 2014. I’m debating in very unclear sentences what to do. I have to make a choice between following my heart or my head. Choosing between what’s good and what is right.
July 2014
Nina’s diary, July 2014.  Look at the stitching of the heart!

“The third one is from May 2014. I had written in a diary for 2009 that was obsessed with this poem by Wendy Cope. Sometimes new adventures remind us of old ones. And apparently May 2014 reminded me of 2009.”
May 2014
Nina’s diary, May 2014

‘On Waterloo Bridge where we said our goodbyes,
the weather conditions bring tears to my eyes.
I wipe them away with a black woolly glove
And try not to notice I’ve fallen in love

On Waterloo Bridge I am trying to think:
This is nothing. you’re high on the charm and the drink.
But the juke-box inside me is playing a song
That says something different. And when was it wrong?

On Waterloo Bridge with the wind in my hair
I am tempted to skip. You’re a fool. I don’t care.
the head does its best but the heart is the boss-
I admit it before I am halfway across’
—Wendy Cope

~thank you, Nina.~

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2 thoughts on “TBD Submissions: Nina”

  1. It was incredibly lovely to read this. Nina’s diaries are true pieces of art!
    I am loving this project, thank you for sharing!

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