Afterlife: A Divine Comedy by Donald Denoon

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In fact, it was a catastrophe. I was the only fellow who dressed up: everyone else dressed down. Taking off my coat and tie, I tried to scuff my shoes as I stumbled along a row of chairs (my hair needed no dishevelling). From this vantage point I gazed at Althea’s delicate neck, marvelling that something 50 afterLIFE so dainty could perform such vital functions. My view was heartstopping but the music was unhelpful to my cause. If I had a line of chat about contemporary music, it was callow denunciation, and I was sure this work would justify a jeremiad.

No doubt the purser apologised discreetly to people in nearby seats and topped up their single malts. Next problem: whose laws govern the writing of my death certificate — those of the country of the deceased, or the country of destination? This was preposterous: wherever I was now, it was too late for regulatory riddles. ***** Brought back to Earth, my mortal remains graduated into a problem for our idle consular officers in Bangkok — who had no scruples about taking revenge. ‘Sorry to interrupt your reading Jean, but we’ve got another airline fatality.

Asking for greater effort, someone will say ‘put your back into it’, while someone who is mildly unhappy claims to be suffering from ‘a broken heart’! Every single part of the body, every bodily function, however repulsive, can be used in an allusive way. In normal conversation, when I do not have time to ponder every statement and preview every response, errors are inevitable. I was lost for words the first time someone told me ‘Must run — I have a train to catch’, and then strolled away to the train station.

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