back to school


The emotions of returning to ‘normal’

I often marvel at how the emotions of situations are so rarely acknowledged despite their incredibly powerful, influential and potentially disatrous impact. This returning to ‘normal’ – well the new version of it - is no exception. There is an almost brutal expectation that we all just get on with it again and any attempts to express fraught feelings are at best shrugged off or at worst frowned upon. The danger of this – and I have already witnessed it – is that the strain emerges in displaced forms.