This is my first participation in Bzee’s new blog meme: Scene on Three, where we are supposed to capture interesting passages from our readings. I have just finished J.K. Rowling’s first crime story (under pseudonym of Robert Galbraith): The Cuckoo’s Calling few days ago. It’s about the investigation of the death of Lula Landry, a young celebrated model; she falls from the balcony of her apartment and dies instantly.
The scene I am featuring here is taken from Cormoran Strike’s perspective (the private detective who investigates the case), in which he tries to imagine what Lula must have been feeling or thinking during the last seconds of her life.
“The seconds it took her to fall through the air towards the concrete, smothered in its deceptively soft covering of snow, must have seemed to last an eternity. She had flailed, trying to find handholds in the merciless empty air; and then, without time to make amends, to explain, to bequeath or to apologize, without any of the luxuries permitted those who are given notice of their impending demise, she had broken on the road.”
And indeed, when watching fall scenes (which lead to death), I often wonder, what the person might have been thinking, knowing that (s)he only have few seconds to live. In those last seconds, what would have emerged in their thoughts? Is it fear? Is it remorse? Is it regret? No one knows, and no one would ever tell us.... But maybe the truth is as J.K. Rowling writes here, it’s so surprising that one won’t have time to think about anything. And what a tragedy it is, that one is deprived from preparing for his/her own death!
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