I’ve heard people say on the radio that it happens with Facebook. It can’t know that people have died. It’s a bit like companies still continuing to send junk mail long after a person has passed away. It’s still pretty unpleasant though to be asked if you want to ‘befriend’ someone you’ve known who’s died. He looks so sad in the picture, lost, no longer invulnerable. I still think of him, though more about her of late, alone as she now is.

The moon was marvellous. Not yet full.

He was so kind and kept saying how impressed he was. She writes to say thank you. Is that all? he asks. He is proud of me. And that is so nice.

By Ellen Bell

Artist and writer currently living in Aberystwyth.