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Posted on July 29, 2010 at 6:00am 0 Comments 0 Likes
I am resigned to the fact that there won't be many new developments about the point at which I'm living life now. Learning the new way to live is where I make my biggest strides. It's a dreadful thought that right as I am beginning my life journey and trying to make it in the world, and discovering what there is to live for along the way, one of the biggest reasons for all of that is lost. When I am suppose to have 'everything to live for', 'your whole life ahead of you', the person who was…Continue
Posted on July 17, 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments 0 Likes
Marcus, the youngest sibling of three decided to take his life in the early morning hours, 9 months and 1 day ago. Being apart from him he did it in my old room, the only one in the house. Memories within those walls are both haunting and comforting since that's the only place we've ever lived. One memory is of us sitting on my computer, and being artists I would show him techniques I learned using the basic paint program to create graphic visuals. I once showed him a finished portrait of…Continue
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My mother took her own life when I was 10 yrs old. And now I have lost a son. So yes I agree that if we all were shown the future it would be difficult to choose life.
The fact that Marcus was an artist does not surprise me..the sensitive often find life too difficult to bear. Often we do not realize how much our loved ones are hurting and they also hide the truth from us. I know you will honor Marcus' memory beautifully with your art work, and I am sure his inspiration will make you a better person too. That is my only solace, that the experience of the tragedy has helped me become kinder.