Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Losses all around

I'm on day 12 of this very nasty cold. I'm congested, achy and tired. My motivation is dwindling.

Last week, when following the election results I saw a news story about the bus driver who witnessed a passenger kill himself as they approached South Station in Boston. See my June 6th post. The news station was interviewing his wife, who was asking for help in finding her husband. She felt as if he was experiencing some sort of profound crisis; post traumatic stress from both witnessing the act and being in charge of the safety of the passengers. They found him this week, along with an open letter explaining himself to whomever found him. He had asphyxiated in a vehicle in a junk yard. I had actually ridden on his route many times when I lived in Boston, and even though I did not know him personally, I felt very sad, like I felt when a grandmother who brought her grandchildren in on Saturdays at the library passed away recently. It was the thought of expectation, that I could count on seeing that familiar face and the surface niceties that exist between 2 people who don't know each other all that well. I feel sad for his wife and angry at Stephen Marshall for being so selfish.

Anyway, the good news is that I've lost 5 pounds.

1 comment:

CBK said...

WOw, that's awful!