"...All was eerily quiet in the immediate vicinity, but we knew, the rumour machine knew, and it wasn’t long before the first of the bloated purples would be carried back to the campus. No wailing, just lifeless silence..."
"...our mother, born under the sun sign of Leo, loved gardening (the garden was where she felt closest to God). She could reel off the Latin names of the flowers and shrubs which emblazoned her magical garden - and her Eden was always alive in a myriad of colours and chorus of chirping birds..."
The sudden passing away of Robert "The Master Butcher" Kochmann is a very sad happening indeed. Even if you didn't know Robert Kochmann a death so far away from home and his loved ones should give us all pause to reflect on our own circumstances.