Sue had always loved Ian Dury.
She’d attended more of his concerts than she cared to remember.
Her visit to his famous musical bench was her last significant outing.
Sitting there, listening to his recordings, had given her ‘reasons to be cheerful’.
Weeks later, she passed away.
Paul, her husband, arranged a memorial seat for her on the coast.
The plaque invited passersby to sit down and listen.
Just like Ian Dury’s bench, her’s continues to play; the sound comes in waves.
Originally published: Drabble