“The pattern of highly accomplished and successful people committing suicide is transfixing. It assures the rest of us that a life of accolades is not all that it’s cracked up to be and that achieving more will not make us happier. At the same time, it reveals the fact that no one is safe from suicide, that whatever defenses we think we have are likely to be inadequate.” (Andrew Soloman, The New Yorker, 2018)
I don’t feel much like writing today. I just heard that Anthony Bourdain died. Killed himself. Clearly I didn’t know Anthony Bourdain, but I knew him.