Saturday, February 4, 2012

Suicide?

There was an attempted suicide in De La Salle University yesterday at the 4th floor of the Miguel Building. 

Picture by Jan Arvin Gan

My friends were just talking about it yesterday and people kept on saying that it was just for show, some say it was legit and some say they were just shooting a scene for some subject. 

What makes a person so sad and depressed that it will make you want to kill yourself?
Pressure? Problems? I don't know. It just makes you think.

Have you heard of a beautiful death?


The Most Beautiful Suicide
On May Day, just after leaving her fianc√©, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. ‘He is much better off without me … I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody,’ … Then she crossed it out. She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb. Across the street photography student Robert Wiles heard an explosive crash. Just four minutes after Evelyn McHale’s death Wiles got this picture of death’s violence and its composure. The serenity of McHale’s body amidst the crumpled wreckage it caused is astounding. Years later, Andy Warhol appropriated Wiles’ photography for a print called Suicide (Fallen Body).

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