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September 20, 2011

Another Belfast Man Doing Well

I found this on the ground on Saturday, and basically think it’s an entire novel condensed to a post-it note. Who is Harry? What kind of job did Steve and Paul do exactly? (I suspect dry-walling). Is Harry the Belfast man doing well? Can we take this to mean that Jim is a fellow well-doing Belfast man, or is he just someone who collects such people? How much is Rosemary really invested in the situation anyway? What was this note stuck to before it was so carelessly discarded? What’s Harry’s connection to Steve and Paul? And could there be any other names as archetypal as Harry, Steve, Paul, and Jim and Rosemary? Is this note not a throwback to a bygone age? Except for the pink post-it, of course. The pink post-it is very much of now.

5 thoughts on “Another Belfast Man Doing Well”

  1. Julie says:

    You’re not kidding. Lots of food for thought!

  2. Melissa Fetherstonhaugh says:

    And i am intrigued by the use of the lowercase “e”.

  3. Marebabe says:

    I just discovered your blog in my browsing and surfing today. (I got the red-hot tip from Nikki Stafford’s blog, Nik at Nite. Also, I make pickles, so I was intrigued by your catchy title.) I’ll definitely be checking back with you, as I greatly enjoyed both the “Belfast” and “Cinderella” posts. It’s such fun finding a blog like yours! 🙂

  4. Rachel says:

    Love this. And would like to add that “Rosemary” is underlined twice, which gives her name the most importance. Who is Rosemary? Perhaps she wrote the note.

    1. Kerry says:

      See, I’d assumed it was the work of Jim. But you’re right, maybe it is she who is glad to see another Belfast man doing well. Perhaps she has a quota of such men she has to see in a week.

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