Friday, February 3, 2012

Hemingway

"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know."
--Ernest Hemingway.

Recently, a former classmate from highschool passed away. She ended her own life. I wonder why so few people talk about suicide. In highschool, our literature teacher didn't want to talk about Hemingway's death because he killed himself.

I remember this former classmate of mine asking back then, "how come Hemingway was so interested in "courage" but he killed himself?"

The literature teacher refused to discuss it. It may not have made any difference one way or the other but who knows?

I think Mariel Hemingway is right. There needs to be more suicide awareness.