Old Lady

I just made myself cry re-reading this. What a bog soft lump I am…

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I don’t know why exactly, maybe it’s Olympic boredom, but my brain just took a trip back in time to the early years of when I moved into the same flat I live in now. That was in 1981 when I was young, strong and pretty, but not half the man I am now – though my life was (or seemed) more together and fulfilled then than it does now.

The flats I live in used to be owned by the church (given to them to provide housing for poor people by some wealthy philanthropist), and at the time the whole estate was full of old people and families. My flat had previously been inhabited by an old guy who had lived here for fifty or sixty years and died here, who apparently spent his last few lonely years sitting in the kitchen all day, listening to the radio and smoking capstan…

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