Day 52

“Here I am in this mean old town,
And you’re so far away from me.
And where you are when the sun goes down,
You’re so far away from me.
So far away from me. So far I just can’t see…..
And I get so tired when I have to explain.
When you’re so far away from me.
See you’ve been in the sun and I’ve been in the rain
And you’re so far away from me. So far away…..”

It’s a generational thing. Today, my brothers and I listened to Dire Straits, like we used to, for old times sake as the youngest of us turned 44! Yay! All my nieces and nephews were there. He was the only one missing. I can’t help but notice. Well, all of them are my very own too. I love them. 🙂

The entire story had to be repeated to a new set of investigators today and it was painful but less so than the last time. Let’s hope something helpful and constructive comes out of this entire process. It’s a pity that first someone has to die and then we look at where we failed. I read the inquiry reports of Daksha Emson, Joanne Bingley, Jo Lyall and Susan Talby – all suicides with enough warning signs. Same themes emerging again and again! Do we ever actually learn what we need to? Or do we just accept that we cannot manage these conditions? To quote a manager – “Guidelines are just guidelines. These things happen”.

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