You can see the finished piece, here.
I heard this little phrase on the eleventh of May, a day which marked the tenth anniversary of the Stockline Blast Disaster.
There was a massive propane explosion in a factory in the Maryhill district of Glasgow, killing ten employees.
On the news they showed a garden of remembrance.
Marie Murray was interviewed, her husband Kenny had been killed in the explosion. He was forty-five years old. She said it was “a nice wee corner”, and that the garden gave her solace. She suffers from the loss of her husband every day.
The company, ICL Plastics, admitted to failing to maintain the fractured pipes, which caused the explosion. They paid a fine.
This little corner of my napkin is a tribute to Kenny and his colleagues.
Aah that’s a lovely tribute to a tragedy I knew nothing about. Does Marie know this? Thanks for sharing this
Thanks Carrie. I doubt it, but I linked her name so hope she sees it 🙂
knew nothing about it either, until I was listening to the news that day.
No, Marie doesn’t know, but I have linked in her name, so I hope she stumbles across it.
I love the density of meaning that accretes on your napkins, Alison.
Thanks Richard. I think it’s because it’s just one day at a time
I love how this quietly marks the spoken moment..it really resonates..soft is strong..
I like that – thank you
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