"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Monday, November 23, 2009

Never Satisfied

As it turned out, this was not the first time Lola had tried to take her own life. Each time, Richard later learned, she had done so with the subconscious intention to fail. The M&Ms, which she had mistaken for sleeping pills, were just the latest instance in a long string of half-baked suicide attempts.

Richard wondered why a woman who was so beautiful and talented would try to take her own life? She had everything going for her—a blossoming acting career, the growing interest of a slew of Hollywood producers, an agent who thought she would be the next “Reese Witherspoon,” even a boyfriend who knew his way around a chicken ranch and the comedy stage.

As he drove home from the Emergency Room, with a taciturn Lola at his side, Richard wondered, “What more could Lola possibly want from life?”

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