Social behaviour in a natural disaster. Intergenerational trauma as a result of Colonization. An imaginary plant kingdom: A Garden in the Shape of Dreams meditates on Paracosm, a persistent evocation of an imagined place, inhabited by imaginary people or beings. A complex response to times of hardship and trauma in childhood.
My ancestral memory takes me back 30 years ago, a time when a calamitous earthquake destroyed the beautiful Caribbean coast of Central America, where my best imaginary friend and I used to live.
A Garden in the Shape of Dreams is part of the series “Memories of a disabled child: the real, the imaginary and the misunderstood”.