Another Dark Little Corner
Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.
There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought. Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]
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My late partner and I had returned from our 'trip of a lifetime' to Europe at the start of July 1997 and we were living together in the short years before I fell ill and my father died. It was the weekend after my birthday, we were going to the North Rocks shopping centre for the computer markets, and would do the general shopping there as well.
The car radio news said there'd been an accident and she'd been injured. This was rippling through the people in the centre. Then someone said she'd died. I tend to keep my little transistor by me and tuned into the later news and it confirmed she'd died. It was a bit of a shock, and I wondered how it would change things.
It was totally unexpected that there would be such a strong reaction. I was shocked that people would be feeling so strongly