I really wanted to be a musician. I still play lots of instruments, not all of them well. I sometimes tell others how to play. Sometimes they listen; fooled. I still want to be a musician.
I became a policeman, though I wasn’t tall enough. I used to fight people, though I wasn’t hard enough. I wore a uniform, though never filled it. It wasn’t my uniform.
Now I watch people. I watch them fall into despair. I watch them crawl out of despair – at least for a while. I watch them die. I watch them die in Wales.
I sometimes wonder whether Wales is a country where people come to die: in rehab units, in retirement apartments, in geriatric wards, in homes for the elderly, on mountains, on motor bikes; alone. Something should be done about it.
Clive is ex-assistant Chief Constable and now is CEO of CAIS an organisation helping people overcome all kinds of problems and getting them back into work.
Between The Lines is a dynamic art project in which each subject nominates the next subject based on the principles and ideals of the project.
Nominated by: Wynford Ellis Owen
Nominated in turn: Considering.