21 May 2009

Suicide in Paris

Just because Lucy Gordon is rather lovely, why should I think that her suicide is any more wasteful than a Plain Jane topping herself?

Beautiful people get in just as awkward jams as the rest of us, and yet whenever I see some glam has taken a dive, I react with illogical extra concern and sympathy.

  • Telegraph's take
  • Two suicide notes

    Sibadd said...

    One of the most useful books I read as an impressionable youth was Camus' Myth of Sisyphus. He argues life is as absurd as Sisyphus' task. If you set your expectations that low (as did Fiennes to climb Everest - "trudge trudge trudge and assume the mountain's got no summit") then you should either remove yourself from the world (said Camus) or embrace "The struggle itself" making it enough to fill your heart. "One must imagine Sisyphus happy." Perhaps a beautiful and successful actress, miserable about the suicide of a friend found that argument unconvincing - and chose the other course; that or the mental illness explanation preferred as some small consolation for those who remain.

    Busker said...

    Thanks. Very good and thought-provoking.