Jessa Crispin

“When someone says a song or a book or a poem saved their life, this is what they mean: • it took me out of my brain for the one second needed to get back onto the planet • it shot out a spark into the distance that I could then build a path toward • it opened something up in my imagination Because suicide is the result of the death of the imagination. You forget how to dream up other possible futures. You can’t picture new maneuvers, new ways around. Everything is just the catastrophic present and there will never be a time this is not so. That is what kills you. What saves you is a new story to tell yourself about how things could be.”


Jessa Crispin, The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries
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The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries by Jessa Crispin
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