I decided to write something about Begga because so many people who
never met her have been so moved by what happpend. But also because
it's so very strange how she keeps coming to my mind for the
unlikeliest of reasons.
Thanks for sharing beardsy! Terrific post, which makes me hope others who have stories about begga (no matter how insignificant you may think they are) will come around in time to post here too. I'm sure they will be of comfort to begga's friends and family back home to know how many lives she's touched. Please continue to share your experiences!
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Just back from the accident site. Thanks Resident for arranging the meet-up this evening.
It's beautifully laid out! Thanks to everyone who has put candles, the photo, the bear, the flowers etc. It's definitely eye catching and beautiful there in an otherwise desolate mess of concrete and railings. Everyone walking past stopped to look, and some braved us (small group chatting in English) to ask what happened.
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...some braved us (small group chatting in English) to ask what happened.
I went there this evening in between the two groups - such was the timing of my flight. In addition to seconding Adrian's comments, I would add that as I arrived, I saw a mother and three children on bikes looking over the "memorial".
As I parked and went and did my own thing, two older ladies came and asked me about it. They were saddened to hear about Begga, naturally, but knew about the accident itself.
Hopefully (these) people will learn (or will tell their friends) to be more careful, and if it saves one (more) life then maybe some good can come of this tragedy. Too late for Begga, of course.
Never let right or wrong get in the way of a good opinion
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