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GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

John Everett Millais   

Art. Pre-Raphaelites. Shakespeare. Indie/Guitar/Rock/Classical Music. Taylor Swift.

Favourite band: SNOW PATROL, Favourite Artist: TAYLOR SWIFT

'I think about what I’d think of my decisions when I’m 80 looking back, and it helps me make sound, responsible choices.' - Taylor Swift

(If you are a band following me in the hopes I will check out your music, I'm sorry but I probably won't. I don't mean to be rude. I usually find new music through NME Radio.)

Sang froid and Equanimity. Grace under pressure.

'Fill the unforgiving minute...'.

'Oh, Maya says I'm lacking in depth,
I will do my best' - The Strokes

'You're all Chrome' - Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

'The ballad of a dove. Go with peace and love.' - The Band Perry

'Excuse me if I spoke too soon
My eyes have always followed you around the room' - NGHFB

'Take my hand, knot your fingers through mine / And we'll walk from this dark room for the last time' - Open Your Eyes - SP

'Shut your eyes, I spin the big chair / And you'll feel dizzy, light, and free / And falling gently on the cushion / You can come and sing to me' - Shut Your Eyes - SP

'Come to me. Just in a dream. Come on and rescue me' - Madness - Muse

Desire leads to SUFFERING.

'The whole of life becomes an act of letting go but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.' - Life of Pi

"I Am Sorry That It Has Come to This": A Soldier’s Last Words - Selected quotes

http://gawker.com/i-am-sorry-that-it-has-come-to-this-a-soldiers-last-534538357

'My mind is a wasteland, filled with visions of incredible horror, unceasing depression, and crippling anxiety, even with all of the medications the doctors dare give.’

'You must not blame yourself. The simple truth is this: During my first deployment, I was made to participate in things, the enormity of which is hard to describe. War crimes, crimes against humanity. Though I did not participate willingly, and made what I thought was my best effort to stop these events, there are some things that a person simply can not come back from. I take some pride in that, actually, as to move on in life after being part of such a thing would be the mark of a sociopath in my mind. These things go far beyond what most are even aware of.

To force me to do these things and then participate in the ensuing coverup is more than any government has the right to demand. Then, the same government has turned around and abandoned me. They offer no help, and actively block the pursuit of gaining outside help via their corrupt agents at the DEA. Any blame rests with them.’

 

Is it any wonder then that the latest figures show 22 veterans killing themselves each day? That is more veterans than children killed at Sandy Hook, every single day. Where are the huge policy initiatives? Why isn’t the president standing with those families at the state of the union? Perhaps because we were not killed by a single lunatic, but rather by his own system of dehumanization, neglect, and indifference.

It leaves us to where all we have to look forward to is constant pain, misery, poverty, and dishonor. I assure you that, when the numbers do finally drop, it will merely be because those who were pushed the farthest are all already dead.

And for what? Bush’s religious lunacy? Cheney’s ever growing fortune and that of his corporate friends? Is this what we destroy lives for’

Since then, I have tried everything to fill the void. I tried to move into a position of greater power and influence to try and right some of the wrongs. I deployed again, where I put a huge emphasis on saving lives. The fact of the matter, though, is that any new lives saved do not replace those who were murdered. It is an exercise in futility.’

 

— 1 year ago
#gawker  #military  #mental health  #suicide  #afghanistan  #iraq  #ptsd  #veterans  #Daniel Somers  #suicidal  #eloquent  #articulate  #sad 
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If your life sucks, how do you make it not suck anymore?

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#Suicidal Thoughts  #depression  #suicidal  #lonely  #need friends 

Sometimes I so hate myself I can’t bear the thought of me anymore. 

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
#Tiberius  #i claudius  #suicidal  #suicide  #depression  #sombre  #sad 
books0977:

Portrait of Maria Zambaco (Cupid and Psyche), 1870. Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898). Clemens-Sels-Museum (Neus).
For much of the 1870s Burne-Jones did not exhibit, following bitterly hostile attacks in the press, and a passionate affair (described as the “emotional climax of his life”) with Greek painter and model Maria Zambaco which ended with her trying to commit suicide. After they broke up, Maria continued to appear in Burne-Jones’ paintings as a sorceress or a temptress, such as in The Beguiling of Merlin and the controversial Phyllis and Demophoön.

books0977:

Portrait of Maria Zambaco (Cupid and Psyche), 1870. Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898). Clemens-Sels-Museum (Neus).

For much of the 1870s Burne-Jones did not exhibit, following bitterly hostile attacks in the press, and a passionate affair (described as the “emotional climax of his life”) with Greek painter and model Maria Zambaco which ended with her trying to commit suicide. After they broke up, Maria continued to appear in Burne-Jones’ paintings as a sorceress or a temptress, such as in The Beguiling of Merlin and the controversial Phyllis and Demophoön.

(via heaveninawildflower)

— 1 year ago with 40 notes
#maria zambaco  #suicidal  #burne jones 

Listening to this on repeat. I am sick of it all.

— 1 year ago
#FML  #depressed  #suicidal  #sad  #tense  #anxious 
Carl Sagan

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The Earth is the only world known, so far, to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

— 2 years ago
#calm  #depression  #hope  #humble  #keep going  #kindness  #sad  #suicidal  #sagan 
THE TEMPER TRAP
Won’t stop ‘til it’s over
Won’t stop ‘til it’s over
Won’t stop ‘til it’s over
Won’t stop to surrender
— 2 years ago with 2 notes
#suicidal  #suicide  #depression  #sad  #lonely