Tag: beardless and fancy free

A few of you doubted that I actually left the house with my ‘dual-beard’ setup. To those of little faith, I give you: Sebastian goes to the post office. Not sure why all of the whites have been replaced with pinks — I guess my grandmother’s camera is going through its dying throes. Afterward, I walked into the post office and stepped up to the little booth with my head down. ‘I need to send something to a friend of…

Please, fast forward 2 months. As mind’s eye pans over the green, leafy British countryside the rapid staccato percussion of a helicopter’s blades can be heard. As we grow closer, the chopper comes into view. Hovering, its illuminating search light pointed down at the ground. On the ground firemen and other emergency-response types move around quickly, with purpose. An a-frame and winch is assembled, with a taut steel cable running from it down into a pit as dark as pitch…

So I went to that memorial service today! It was lovely to see old friends, and family; the sheer number of people that turned up was immense. Hundreds and hundreds. There were some lovely eulogies given, and not much crying to be heard. A few sniffles; but lots of big grins as those that attended were dragged back through memory lane to remember the deceased. Tomorrow’s the funeral proper. I have to wear a skull cap (kippah, yarmulke). I’m a…