Friday, April 18, 2008

Dear Friends...

One of my dear friends here at work is going through a tragedy, in which the majority of people can never say they have been through...suicide. His father's bff from college to today decided to take his own life. It's been all over the news here in Austin because he was found floating in Town Lake. At the first glimpse of pictures and reports, it seemed it would be investigated as a homicide because of duct tape on the body, BUT after investigating the evidence it's unfortunate to report it as suicide. K continues to say, why, how, it doesn't make sense, it hurts, I feel bad for his family, he left so much behind...all of this is true. No one understands suicide and no one will unless you are the individual contemplating. I have dealt with suicide due to my brother's friends taking their own lives. It's hard, yes. It's indescribable, yes. It hurts, yes. And there is no answer that can solve these mysteries. The only thing one can do is realize people hurt in soo many different ways. People show their feelings in multiple ways through anger, through criticism, through drugs, through alcohol. When someone is crying out, take a moment out of your life and let them know they are loved, let them know you are there, and last, open your heart to listen.

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