Posts Tagged ‘suicide’

Two friends are dead

August 8, 2010

TONY
“I told you about Dave dying two days ago?

PHILIP
“No, you never told me that. That’s sad. He was a really nice person. He was very gentle. Someone told me that he was a big reader. Anyway, that is really sad.”

TONY
It was that mouthwash drinking that did it; everybody knew it was going happen. Almost happened a few times already. His liver just died, sort of.”

PHILIP
“And who’s your other friend who died?”

TONY
“You know the guy who jumped from the apartment building around the corner the other day?”

PHILIP
“Yeah, I heard about it but I didn’t get it that he was your friend. You know I’ve had way too much experience with suicides. Can you imagine how bad you’ve got to feel to go jump like he did.”

TONY
“Pretty sad.”

PHILIP
“Yup, pretty sad.”

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Lonely wolf

November 26, 2009

TONY
“You really got on your high horse about politics and the election the other day.”

PHILIP
“That’s interesting. My mother uses that phrase, I mean that  ‘high horse’ phrase. OK, yes, I confess to intense political opinions.”

TONY
“Phil, that means you’ve gotta keep it inside your trousers, if you know what I mean.”

PHILIP
“So here, for what it’s worth, I still think Harper is toast. His last-minute pirouette on deciding to go to Copenhagen totally seals it. Cool.”

TONY
“Poor guy. Too bad, I hope he doesn’t go and off himself, if you know what I mean.”

Where the heart is

August 18, 2009

arrow-through-heart - Aug 18 2009

PHILIP
“We haven’t told a story about when you were a kid for a long time. Can you remember something that happened when you were — I don’t know — ten years old?”

TONY
“Well, I remember looking for my Mom in Riverdale Park. That would have been 1959, I think. She was threatening that she would was going to kill herself after a big argument with my Dad. She even took a pairing knife with her.”

PHILIP
“What happened?”

TONY
“Oh, she came home.”

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