Empty Days

Monday, June 21, 2004



Suicide is a stage of life.

Not every life perhaps - but I can only speak for myself and those like me (many). There is no norm to humanity - there are norms of conduct in the flat intermediate field of social organisation. Everything beyond is essentially unchartered. Available descriptions are always lacking for the simple reason that it is unchartered.

Suicide is simply the necessary last step towards the discovery of the unchartered. This discovery may or may not be. It is the road of liberation - from the flatness of the norm, from partial descriptions, from everything that led you to suicide.

The road to liberation is hard and painful, because it takes on no less than the massively accepted truth of the world as seen through the flat-screen of the norm. It may prove too much to bear - in the fight for liberation one may die. But it's worth it.

Suicide is both a dead-end and a beginning. A narrow passage through the eye of the needle. You may die. But you may also cross over. At birth some infants suffocate and die. Birth is a perilous passage. Death too is a passage, it too is perilous.

Fear of suicide and fear of death both belong to the flat truth of the prevailing world. It is not absolute, it need not have been. The value of life and the value of death are forever unknown.

Fear is not an absolute.





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