16th April 2014
I am trying to glue together a small model of my mother’s head that I have made. It is a lovely brown, the same shade as the base, which pleases me a great deal. But I realise I have used too much superglue and it is leaking over everything and I can feel my fingers sticking together. As I look at the head I see that the skin of the cheeks are bulging in a horrifying way, as if there is too much pressure under them. Then water starts to leak out of the eyes and the hair follicles and drip down her face. The skin of my mother’s face begins to rip apart and I realise that the plastic bag of water inside has burst.