Friday, January 13, 2006

Sad things (for Abi)

Following on from the last sad post; it made me think of other things that make me sad so I thought I'd share them:

My friend Abi tried a drug called GHB (Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate ) when she was 21. GHB is nick-named GBH and is an extremely dangerous drug, especially when taken with alcohol. Abi had two beers when she took GHB. She passed out, choked on her own vomit and never woke up. She left behind a mother whose husband had died when Abi was young and had had only one child: Abi.

Richard Brautigan, author of classic American beat literature such as Sombrero Fallout and Revenge of the Lawn, took his own life with a shotgun on his ranch in the Montana countryside. He left behind a 24 year old daughter. He was 49.

Death is always sad, more for the bereft who are left behind, but to me someone dying at 21, at the peak of their life, is incredibly sad. But also to think that someone could get to the age of 49 and still not be happy with life, still not have found peace with their self even though they had a successful daughter and should be slowing down and enjoying life, to end their life because of it, is just as incredibly sad.

Sorry for depressing you. Makes you appreciate life though eh?


Blogger Tori said...

jeez louise!

12:14 pm  
Blogger lurchyboy said...

Sorry - was on a bit of a downer when I wrote this!

More happy, fluffy beesnthings soon.

11:43 am  

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