Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sign at London Tube Station

I think I've mentioned it before: many years ago a woman dropped dead
immediately in front of me, walking down Oxford Street. She looked like a
countrywoman up for the day, formal looking, standing for a photograph
with pink coat and handbag; only she was horizontal.
The same Summer I came upon this sign:

           A male person jumped

            in front of a train

            last Wednesday evening

            around 7.00 pm. Information

            please at tube station.

Why are these still in my head, these two deaths?

I suppose it’s the tragedy of cities; two colossal events that are nothing
among the city’s millions.

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