This poignant post ( and the song Tumbleweed) has a curious effect- on me- and I loved the juxtaposition of the images. Whiskey Girl and Nowhere Man remind me of a couple I know. They may recognise themselves if they find their way here!
[Several years ago I came upon this story of this married duo on Facebook. It seems that Amy had died from complications of her kidney disease and her partner Derrick killed himself a few days later. The entire drama of their demise took place in social media. The story still haunts me. Their Facebook page still exists at https://www.facebook.com/Nowhere-Man-and-a-Whiskey-Girl-32839047843/ -KHF]
It began with a post from Amy Ross on FACEBOOK.
AMY: Hey kids! Bad news! I died this morning and Derrick didn’t know how to tell you. I love you all and hope you go out and be nice to someone. Funerals are a bore so hopefully I don’t have one. Give Derrick some space… He stinks at this stuff so leave him be for now. Thanks for all the kindness… Please spread it around. -Whiskey
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3 thoughts on “THE TRAGIC STORY OF NOWHERE MAN AND WHISKEY GIRL”
Very sad, but also beautiful – a yearning for the beloved. I’m struck by how the visuals of the song can be read in retrospect as final meeting on their lonely journey.
It had echoes of road movies, and archetypes I could hear but not locate! You could turn it into a musical, an epic poem, a taut short story. Speaks deep, as they say!
Wow, that was really sad, Philippa. It feels timeless and epic and tremendously intimate. What a loss.