My friend is dead. He hung himself last Friday.
I don’t particularly think this is something that the Dope needs to know; I come here for the amusement, fun ,and insight that everybody provides, and this doesn’t lend itself to that. Besides, there was already a Pit thread on suicide, and while I haven’t read it closely, I did see lots of intelligent commentary about the nature of suicide and depression.
I don’t need condolences, either. My friends and I are giving each other those.
I do, however, feel that the best way to pay tribute to Nick’s life is to renew my commitment to living. I feel it is especially important to remind myself that there are reasons to wake up each day, and tomorrow makes today worth enduring.
So, I ask you, what motivates you to wake up each day. What future events are you living for?
For me, I’m surviving July because the Simpson movie comes out in a few weeks. And I’m excited that somebody (please, please, please make it a showdown between Ron Paul and Barack Obama) will replace Bush in the White House in ‘08. And I want a second generation I-Phone once it’s produced (I played with an original on display at the mall yesterday, and it made me a little giddy). And I’m interested to see how the Iraq war finally ends. And, one day, I’m going to have a family. And pets! I can’t wait for pets. And, if I live to be 91, I’m going to attend the 100th anniversary of Woodstock.
What about you?