The Anonymous Widower

Do We Have A Death Wish?

After the death of my wife and son, some medics thought I might be suicidal. I don’t think I ever thought about it, although I was pretty depressed by myself in hospital in Hong Kong, until my son arrived.

But in some ways today, showed me a dark side, that I keep very much under control.

As a child, I didn’t like the Underground and especially, when I was waiting for a train in a tunnel station like Wood Green, I’d tend to back onto the wall, with my hands over my ears. I still hold back on the Tube, but often these days there is an empty seat, to sit safely. I’m probably just being prdent these days.

On New Barnet station, whilst waiting for my train, a couple of fast trains ran through and they scared the wits out of me. So I retreated into the shop.

I do wonder how many commit suicide in such a situation on the spur of the moment.

Thinking about it, I do wonder, whether it’s just the survival genes taking over.  After all, we all have a lot of those, as those that don’t would have died out years ago in the caves.

let’s face it, it also helps you do extraordinary things. Just look at the story of the baby rescued from the dock in Somerset, by the 63-year-old, George Reeder.

January 29, 2013 - Posted by | Health, Transport | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] Are they there to just to protect the window, for decoration or are they a handrail that people can hang on to as the trains approach? I did hold it today, as the train came in, but then I have form in this area, as I reported here. […]

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