Monday, December 8, 2008

nothing will ever be the same



Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for teenagers. Knowing that, doesn't make it any easier to comprehend when it happens. We learned that the younger brother of one of the superkids former school friends has taken his own life last Thursday. He was twelve years old.

He can't have really wanted to do it. It must have been a foolish act of protest, a game that went too far.

I remember him as I last saw him, a sweet boy of four or five, blond as an angel, a bit too wise for his age. I think of him with great sadness. May his soul rest in peace.

8 comments:

Cuckoo said...

Oh that's terrible. Why anyone will take such step ?

Nihal said...

Sad happening:(
I think the ''exchanges of love'' in the family (house) should be common and frequent, authentic and unashamed, perennial and enduring. When not instilling the kids a lifelong love then we are able to hear some unpleasant news like this one. May God forgive him.

Pietro said...

Dreadful. I agree with Nihal: one of the reasons could be the lack of a real and constant exchange of love.

Reader Wil said...

I only can cry when I think of his family. Such a loss. I know that his parents were loving caring people. Children like to imitate the events they see on TV.

SandyCarlson said...

I am very, very sorry, friend.

Brownie said...

That's really sad. I'm sorry to hear that.

Indrani said...

Shocking and sad!
Now I understand your next post. My thoughts are with you all.

Dick said...

Het lijkt me heel erg als je zoiets meemaakt en dat heb ik gelukkig niet, althans niet van heel dichtbij. Heel droevig.