Jason John Murphy, Where Are You Now? (Bench Series July)

I missed the deadline for last week’s WordPress photo challenge, and I have not had time to look at the current one yet. But I am starting to understand the appeal of Jude’s bench challenge.

I seem to have almost as many pictures of benches as I do of doors, though nowhere near as many as I do of MasterB or of flowers.

At first sight, this bench seems nothing out of the norm.

Just an ordinary bench

Just an ordinary bench

But if you look at the bench ends, you will see a circle in the ironwork, and inside that circle the number 2000.

Benches with inscriptions, usually telling you the plaque has been placed there in memory of someone who, when alive, loved this particular spot, are not uncommon.

This bench, and its fellows, have inscriptions of pledges made by poeple to mark the year 2000. They are in Greenwich, outside the National Maritime Museum, facing up the hill to the Royal Observatory.

If you teach creative writing, they are gifts to hand to your students as writing prompts.

I always want to know what has happened to Jason John Murphy now some years have passed.

No more hurt

No more hurt

And what is David Micklefield’s side of the story?

20 thoughts on “Jason John Murphy, Where Are You Now? (Bench Series July)

  1. There’s a big difference in the commitment levels of these promises. Compare Jason John to Kassey Carrena who sounds like she’s just going to have a bit of a tidy up ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I have a thing for benches. I enjoyed the previous picture you did for this series, A Promise Honored. This is a very interesting bench with the promises. I would have a promise for the bench but I think it might be more humorous… ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Pingback: Bench series #29 | TRAVEL WORDS

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