This plea is a direct Turtle – English translation from the account of David the Turtle.
A short story, inspired by Vincent van Gogh.
A poem, by Isabel Tyldesley.
This poem was inspired by that of ‘Skull’ by Vincent Van Gogh, painted May 1887.
It was like an elephant living inside my skull. Heavy. Too big to be there.
We see Satrapi’s transformation from a child into a young woman. We see her move to Austria, where her parents sent her for her own protection. We see monstrosities that no child should have to see.