two good friends of mine, in two years, have committed suicide.  the first one was an ex boyfriend.  he blew his head off with a gun, while his autistic child was upstairs unattended.  that one i didn’t feel too good about.  the second was a homeopathy colleague who had MS.  he planned it and told me about it well in advance.  he also had the courtesy to come visit me in a dream some time afterwards, to reassure me.  i feel completely differently about this suicide.

i dont seem to have much more to say about it right now.  i have a lot of feelings and thoughts but i’m hoping someone else will say something about suicide.  basically anything.

6 thoughts on “suicide”

  1. I have personally known two people who committed suicide. The first one sent me a check in the mail for an amount he owed me which arrived after the fact. He used a gun. I know the pain he was trying to escape. The second one did not know me but his being touched my life. I heard him lecture a couple of times. He inspired me. To this day, I don’t know the details and cannot come to a place of understanding. I’m just grateful for having met him even briefly. His death left me wondering how someone like him could end it all.

    I cannot immagine the suffering that fuels such a drastic act. Yet I can recall days when I prayed for God to take me away… and other days when I begged God to make me well…

  2. what i wonder most is, what is the penalty for suicide? is there one, in our life after this life of the body? the major religions seem to think there is a huge penalty and the usual language you hear tossed about is very black and white when it comes to suicide. i’m sure it’s not like that. the two suicides i have known intimately are very different and left very different situations in their wake. what do you think faces a suicide, when they go ‘beyond the veil’?

  3. Van Gogh was only 37 when he took his own life. Most do not realize that he was that young. Click here to download a .pps (it’s 3MB but very beautiful)

    You have heard the song many times before but the presentation clearly chronicles that this song was written in memory of Vincent Van Gogh, as a tribute by Don McLean, in the seventies. It is rumored that Van Gogh’s painting of ‘Starry Night’ was painted during his confinement in an asylum and that he sold only one painting during his lifetime as he was nameless at that time. That’s perhaps what caused him to fall into an abyss of depression which eventually led to his suicide. How tragic for him to have felt so hopeless and misunderstood in spite of being so gifted! It was a pity that medical science was not yet ready to help him. So, sit back and be enthralled by the works of Vincent Van Gogh. Please turn on your speakers. To enjoy the presentation, look closely at the paintings and listen to the music.

  4. You ask: “what i wonder most is, what is the penalty for suicide?”

    I’m not sure I have an answer… but once I was watching a movie with Robin Williams – What Dreams May Come… and there was some fantasy scenes that showed a place where “suicides” go… the imagery was awesome. It made me wonder if that’s how it is.

  5. During the summer of 2007, an old acquaintance from high school contacted me through a social networking site. It was just a few months before our high school reunion, and I was sure I’d be seeing her there. She had two children, just gotten married, and looked seemingly very happy in her online photo albums. Then, two weeks later, I found out that she committed suicide by hanging. None of the people close to her suspected anything. I didn’t know her that well, except that she was a really sweet girl in high school. I always regretted not chatting with her more when we connected online – not that I thought I could change anything, but I wish I hadn’t assumed I’d be seeing her soon. It was a valuable lesson, never to take anything or anyone for granted, because you never know when you could lose them.

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