Addendum to “Listening”

April 23, 2012

I just wanted to add a sort of follow-on to my previous post.

There was another young suicide in our orbit last week.  A student at the university Jordan attends apparently jumped off a university building, I think it was on Thursday.

The two suicides are factually unrelated to each other.  But I think because of the timing and the youth, I couldn’t help thinking about Romeo and Juliet and other stories where the deaths of two young people are intertwined.  While we have known other suicides of youths in recent years, two in one week seemed unusual, and I suppose my mind is looking to try to make sense of that.

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