I got a pizza in Highbury and Islington last night. Asked for an 8 inch one but the bloke handed over a 10 inch one when it was done because 'You're a big lad.' Then I retired to the park with 2 cans and ate my pizza. Very tasty pizza. Lovely park. Autumn weather. Sun poking through trees...etc.
Then this woman comes up to me with her son in tow. She was far away, then she was close, then she was addressing me.
'You're the last person I'm going to talk to today.'
'The reason why we're all drinking and smoking so much and everyone is miserable is that we're all fucked. We're all going to die one day.'
Then she said a few more miserable things which made me giggle and then she was away with her son, him looking really embarrassed and confused.
There was a bloke 90 degrees to me on a bench with a can. He took a swig, the silvery base glinted and I caught a glimpse of green. Heineken.
Autumn is good for thinking. I thought about what she was trying to tell me. She'd said it with a lot of conviction and didn't like me giggling.