Despite all expectations for greatness, the year turned out to be unremarkable. Except for his brother’s death. But even that had been on his mind for the last five years since he learned that Colin, his brother’s name, had been scheduled for a heart transplant.
On Oct 7, 2015 9:19 AM, she wrote:
For her life was a constant struggle. An obsession with alienation captured her imagination and it never let go. After decades of grappling with the monster she finally had a way in: „Mommy, write a zombie novel. The best.” Now, that was something she could do.
On Oct 7, 2015 9:20 AM, he wrote:
That morning he was late for work, though blocks away from home. Imagine the envy he caused when he went to MaryO for a beer after work or in between meetings. He was encouraged to drink between meetings. Otherwise he might have become a candidate for the services he offered.
On Oct 7, 2015 9:21 AM, he wrote:
His work was interesting. It made him meet people. People who struggled to stay alive. People who missed to jump off a building for example. He worked with the police department.
On Oct 8, 2015 9:14 AM, he wrote:
Sometimes he shows up when the NYPD carefully folds the huge inflatable mattress used to discourage people from jumping off buildings. It would make them look like Peter Pan. Few adults like to be seen as searching for Peter. That’s why the next time they try to kill themselves they won’t use the flying method. They would do it quietly, behind a locked door. Most likely in the bathroom.
On Oct 8, 2015 9:20 AM, she wrote:
Bars are perfect research venues if alienation is your obsession, she thinks watching him closely. She takes her phone and starts scribbling ideas. „Empty eyes” is replaced by „hollow eyes. ” When eyes becomes a noun replete with qualifiers she moves on to other body parts. She briefly thinks of herself as a surgeon and the analogy makes her smile. „I’m a soul surgeon, ” and the alliteration pleases her momentarily.
DANA NEACȘU este doctor în filosofie, lector de drept la COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL, din New York, profesor adjunct la BARNARD COLLEGE – Columbia University, dar și dâmbovițeană de pe malurile Ialomiței…