It was a news story I heard today.
Three sentences causing my emotions to spill:
Eighty year old woman found dead in own home is thought to have been dead for approximately six months.
Her disabled son lived with her.
She was dead in the house for six months.
And no one knew.
Clearly no one was visiting.
Clearly the neighbours didn’t notice her not there, didn’t check.
The isolation we create and support horrifies me.
Six months lying dead; a disabled son unable to react; smack bang in the middle of thousands.
There may be no suspicious circumstances but all is a circumstance that speaks to our shame.
Could she have died and lay so long in a house near you?