Trigger warning: lots of suicide talk.
This post is not about Aaron Swartz. Neither is it about his death. It’s about some of the responses I’ve seen to his death.
You can tell people who’ve been near suicide before from those who haven’t. The ones for whom this is new are fitting it to a…
Dancing Dead Leaves by Yunfan Tan
Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight? Batman has, but surely the fallen leaves that have given their lives annually for a few thousand millennia know that feel as well, though Yunfan believes that need not be a saddening sacrifice: looping the withering process and turning it into an endless dance, the leaves’ way of saying this isn’t goodbye… just we’ll do this again next year.