torsdag, oktober 13, 2005

Devastating news

Seeing the vulgar front page of the Tabloid VG, realising that an old school mate lies under the white sheet, dead. Murdered while playing the piano.
Have been listening to the Bel Canto song: ”Didn´t you know”, over and over again, desperately wanting to see people again; share hugs, news, cartwheels and Welsh daffodils.

5 Comments:

Blogger Elandria said...

It must have been really akward to read about something like that happening to someone you knew.

It makes you think doesn't it?

3:40 p.m.  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Halløj, frøken.

Tak for sidst!

Uden forbindelse til den tragiske hændelse i Herlev tillader jeg mig her at præcisere min påstand om den britiske selvmordsrate - jfr. samtale ved søndagsandagten:

"For many years the most popular method of suicide in Great Britain was asphyxiation – sticking one's head in the oven and turning on the gas. After the discovery of natural gas deposits in the North Sea in the fifties and sixties, most English homes converted from coke gas, whose high carbon monoxide content made it highly lethal, to less toxic natural gas. From 1963 to 1978 the number of English suicides by gas dropped from 2,368 to eleven and the country's overall suicide rate decreased by one-third. Despite England's varying unemployment rate and social stresses since then, it has remained at this lower level."
- Dr. Raj Persaud


Du har naturligvis ret i at der stadig er gasovne i England. Min pointe var blot at selvmord ofte er en situationsbestemt desperationshandling, og at det som sådan kan forebygges.

12:54 p.m.  
Blogger Ragnfrid Trohaug said...

Hei, hei, Mikkel. Jeg er glad for den presiseringa, for jeg har faktisk gått og tenkt på hvordan dette henger sammen, i og med at jeg har bodd i, besøkt og frekventert så mange britiske hjem at jeg med sikkerhet kan si at de fleste fortsatt har gass. Det er altså ikke gassovnen som er vekk, men den farlige gassen. Takk for nyansering.

8:08 a.m.  
Blogger kathryn said...

hey, don't know whether my email got through. I'm kathryn at [icelandic for 'fish'] dot com. presently in melbourne australia, weirdly reminiscent of the UK. hug. xK.

8:01 a.m.  
Blogger Ragnfrid Trohaug said...

Good to hear from you, Kathryn! The e-mail didn´t get through, but I´ll save your adress (which I realise is the one you´ve had for a long, long time. Don´t know why I suddenly thought it should be a different one). Australia: disfrutalo! Enjoy!
Hugs and cartwheels

8:50 a.m.  

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