28 comments on “Six Word Story — Suicide

  1. L. Stevens says:

    Timely ๐Ÿ˜•

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  2. So sad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  3. Vicky V says:

    Anthony Bourdain came to Australia a few years ago and I was luckily enough to see one of his shows. He was so charismatic and lit up the room. His words were full of hope, joy and inspiration. So sad heโ€™s gone.

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  4. Lavanya says:

    Kurt Cobain๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Fangirl feels aside, this is so amazing. Like beautiful. I love this, following your blog just for thisโค

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  5. Matte says:

    “…Things are seldom what they seem
    Skim milk masquerades as cream…”
    “Externals don’t portray insides.
    Jekylls maybe masking Hydes.”

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    • I love that rhyme! Where is it from? Very clever and true ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Matte says:

        “Things Are Seldom What They Seem” Lyrics by Gilbert & Sullivan. [ perhaps inspired by Mary Shelley ]. The last part was, I think, added by Susan M Schultz, American poet, critic, publisher and English professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. It’s just something which I ran into, and held onto, as a reminder to exercise caution in my own “people-reading”, and encountering the demons of others

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      • Thanks for the references! I’ll have to remember that one — very accurate. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. sushilove51 says:

    this is so true for Bourdain. the job everyone wanted. tragic ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  7. Charlotte Bakewell says:

    I found this post very moving and powerful. I am only really familiar with one of the people pictured – Kurt Cobain. Kurt was an unbelievably beautiful man so I guess in that sense we could say he had a perfect exterior but unfortunately it was all too clear that he was full of anguish and pain so I’m not sure if we could really say that his demons were lurking beneath the surface. One of the things I really admired about him is that he didn’t try to hide his pain – he didn’t try to deceive people into thinking he was fine but rather was brutally honest about his struggles. To me that makes him a huge inspiration and someone of real integrity. Your post illustrates beautifully the power of language. In just six words you have forced us to confront something desperately sad and harrowing yet also somehow comforting – that to people for whom life becomes unbearable death offers a way out, a promise of an end to all the pain.

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    • Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! It is true that Kurt Cobain showed his pain to the world more than some of the others. Still, his suicide was a huge surprise, and even now, some people still think he may have been murdered. I think I write this post around the time of Anthony Bourdain’s suicide, and I just could not believe that someone with such a seemingly perfect life could end it. Very sad. Thanks again for reading and commenting!

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