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Starr Fields football pitch. Grief stumbled upon. This young man collapsed playing football sometime in the last couple of days. The woman in the shot is his mum - you'll understand why I didn't press for details or shoot closer. The impromptu renaming of the field is an interesting counterpoint to yesterday's memorialising of all things prosaic at Procession. I may sit down and have a little weep now.
6th Jul 2009, 10:56   | tags:,,

factotum says:

Thank you for posting this. It's difficult to think of anything intelligent to say.

6th Jul 2009, 11:50

OJ says:

There isn't really anything intelligent to say. Grown adults (another couple of guys walked out of shot just before I took it) sobbing in disbelief at a sudden death is not really the stuff of dispassionate comment.

Having said that: if there's no one grieving there later, I might take some pictures of the actual memorial. Just in front of the people in this picture, is a cruxifix formed of beer bottles and candles.....

The human creativity and need to mark the spot is interesting me...but I also did come home and cry. So not that dispassionate clearly.

6th Jul 2009, 12:01

factotum says:

I couldn't find the right words of compassion either.

6th Jul 2009, 13:48

OJ says:

No, nor me. I muttered "I'm so sorry" a couple of times and said something ineffectual about the "great tribute". What can you say?

6th Jul 2009, 13:49

Viv says:

Nothing - but acknowledgment is always better than looking away

6th Jul 2009, 15:03

swamprose says:

good point, viv, and timely because my friend, Betty, died last night, and I avoided going to the hospital last week. now it's too late.

6th Jul 2009, 15:24

OJ says:

So sorry to hear that swamprose.

6th Jul 2009, 15:33

hildegard says:

"I'm sorry for your trouble." is a phrase of simple genius from the Irish which I have stolen with much gratitude.

6th Jul 2009, 16:30

OJ says:

Walking home last night at pub shutting, I noticed the field had quite a few groups of teens and adults, chatting and looking at the messages. Candles ablaze. So a vigil basically. Dear Mrs Thatcher- there is definitely such thing as society. What I mean is - tragic though this is - it doesn't half point to a strong sense of community.

7th Jul 2009, 18:03