Entry Title: "
FLASHBACKS [ Irrational Fears of the Ordinary ] part 2"
Malcolm Craig Gilbert,
Category: Non-Professional, War/Conflict
Entry Description: FLASHBACKS [ Irrational Fears Of The Ordinary ] Part 2
November 2011 - ongoing
At first glance it would appear that this is a series of unconnected landscapes, and indeed for most observers that would be true. But, for me, a landscape can act as a trigger of fear, anxiety, and paranoia: the residual echoes and intrusive memories of being a police officer on patrol in Northern Ireland during the height of its conflict. Although i was medically retired in 2003 due to the affects of post - traumatic stress disorder; every now and then there remains an overpowering feeling, that within the stillness of any normal everyday scene lies a hidden explosive device or route to possible ambush - unnerving flashbacks of when terrorists used hoax calls for police assistance at a chosen location in a bid to lure them to their deaths - the same methods that are currently still in use to this day.