The saddest thing i own is a picture of one of my good friends, Tom. We met about two years ago when he started work at my place of work. Immediately we hit it off. Since the day we met I had a crush on him. I never let him know though. Then one of our mutual friends, Sean, slipped, and told me he liked me. I was with another guy at the time, but i broke things off to pursue things with him. I couldnt wait to go to work that weekend. I was finally going to tell him how I felt.
That wednesday when I got home, i had 20 missed calls and messages from people at work. Seven of them were from Sean. When i called him back, he told me that Tom had killed himself that morning.
To this day i question if I couldve done anything to prevent this from happening. I still have his picture, in my closet, because it hurts to look at him, and still miss him so much.
Tags: lost, love
Other People's Thoughts
There was nothing you could have done. Really.
— Kimberly Thursday May 25, 2006 #
I am so sorry. I lost my brother to suicide and know the feeling of helplessness you describe. If only…
— firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday May 30, 2006 #
I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost someone special in a similiar fashion. I don’t think it’s something you ever forget…
Thoughts are with you this morning…
— Sonya Rose, NYC Wednesday October 18, 2006 #
The Saddest Thing I Own is a 2005 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It is supported by the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial and in recognition of the valuable contributions of artists to society.