Sunday, August 3, 2008

Dorothy Parker's reason to live

It is a season of mists and yellow wistfulness. When one is being suffocated by a fog that refuses to lift, I imagine there are people out there who just want to let go and wake up to the incredible lightness of non-being. But how exactly to let go? Many a potential suicide has been thwarted on this point, as Dorothy Parker pointed out long ago:

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Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful; You might as well live.

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