Everything Is Getting Older

by Agnes Felber March. 27, 2013 3530 views

BILLS WELLS and AIDAN MOFFAT

COPPER TOP
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The bar's busier than it should be on a weekday afternoon as the door swings shut behind me, but I'm the only one wearing a suit. No-one seems to notice my entrance though, I suppose they must be used to mourners in the nearest pub to the crematorium. I don't think I could've coped with the wake, I had to make a quick exit to be alone with my memories, I was sick of hearing everyone else's. I buy a pint and sit down.

'See, the trouble with you is that you're top heavy,' said the tailor as he measured me up. They don't get asked much for three-piece suits these days, so my choice was limited. I went for all-purpose black, or ‘charcoal grey’ as he called it. Looks black to me. This is the second time I've worn it, the first was a wedding and there's a christening next week so I might as well get my money's worth. Birth, love and death: the only reasons to get dressed up. I loosen my tie.

Halfway through my pint and a text message from John says he's waiting outside, sooner than I'd expected. I down what's left and step out into the bright afternoon and get in the car. I look up and see the pub's once brilliant copper roof has oxidized over the years and it's now a dull, pastel green. Everything's getting older.

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Pandka 7 years ago

Fantastic!

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Stormfish 7 years ago

nope, some die young.

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Darlene Foster 7 years ago

Great detail!

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Lisa Charbonneau 7 years ago

I feel like that in the morning...

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Yves Monast 7 years ago

yes so am i haha.....

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Paolo Martini 7 years ago

Older ... no so young, dear Agnes !
;o) Enjoy Spring time

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Olga Helys 7 years ago

So beautifully done
Great DOF, textures and colors
Congrats

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