A Theme Emerges



 On Tuesday night, a woman in an office 25 floors above mine learned that someone she knew back in her hometown had died. She went out to the balcony, lit a cigarette and then jumped to her own death. 

The grizzly, sad details only emerged yesterday as I was on the train to Boston ironically listening to this song on repeat (Justin Townes Earle's Yuma: it's sad, but beautiful and I can't stop playing it)...while reading Hemingway's short stories including "The Indian Camp" about a man who couldn't stand to see someone he loved in pain.  Let's hope this counts as "things happening in threes."

6 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    We never really know what is going on in another's life- poor soul.

  2. Morgan says:

    Yes, that is very sad, and I'm sure all the strangers that it touched are dealing with some intense emotions.
    On the lighter note, Justin is an amazing musician and an amazing guy with some amazing stories about hardships and better times.

  3. how awful. suicide can destroy a whole family. i know!

    this is very, very sad.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love that song so much! Justin Townes Earle is brilliant...
    I hope he has a long long life after all that liver damage he said he has done.

    - Danny