My dear,

There are many who, right before they do it, thoughts of mom and dad pop-up, they’ll be heartbroken afterall. And thoughts about the family gossiping and spreading vicious little lies around arrive with those thoughts of mom and dad. And not too far behind, thoughts of the neighbour’s kids singing haunting nursery rhymes about them show up too.

There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.

And if you think I’m talking about taking one’s life intentionally, read again. I’m talking about something both more and less than that.

Falsely yours,
Cyril Vernon Connolly