I woke to the troubling news that Anthony Bourdain is dead. According to news reports, he committed suicide.
It saddens me, but it also makes me think of why, because I certainly didn’t know the man. But I knew his stories. And I loved the way he told them. In fact, I had the opportunity to see him tell a few, live, here in Seattle. I wrote about it then, for the blog where I worked – if you want to read, it’s here.
As Anne Sexton once wrote “Suicides have a special language.” It’s a hard language to hear, much less understand, but suicide is not a simple issue. It’s certainly a heartbreaking one.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255, chat (click chat button at top right), or text CONNECT to 741741. Please reach out. Please let someone try to help. You are not alone.