A Perhaps Good Bye

There’s a spot at the Central Park Resevoir renamed after Jackie O., that is a common place for suicide since rumor has it, it’s the deepest and most effective place to jump.

On occasion one sees flowers left in remembrance alongside candles and cards.  Today I saw a coat on the fence next to a silk scarf billowing poignantly in the early morning breeze.

I hoped I was wrong, but at 6 a.m., felt a very distressed lady may have just said farewell.  I called the park police murmuring my fears who said they’d have a look.

Hopefully some girl, or boy for that matter, after one too many beers, merely left their  things behind, but something tells me…

a troubled soul is no more…sigh


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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20 Responses to A Perhaps Good Bye

  1. micklively says:

    I have mixed feelings about suicide. It is sad when someone dies but we all do it eventually. There is no opt out, so suicide only dictates the when, not the what. If someone young ends it all through desperation, we are left thinking something better should have happened. If someone old or terminally ill decides to take control, should we be mourning or celebrating?


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Let’s hope for the best. That some intoxicated individual got too hot and disrobed. It was so good of you to take note and notify the authorities.
    So often the young can’t imagine things getting better. They don’t have the life experience to know that ‘this too will pass’. They also imagine a world in mourning after they are gone.


  3. Gail Kaufman says:

    Oh, Susannah. All your stories about efforts to rescue the living, and now you’ve tried to help the perhaps gone. You are a NY superhero disguised in designer apparel. Just kidding, but seriously…most people would have kept on walking.


    • I don’t write these tales for any reason except that they happen in my travels. I’m no hero, really, I’m merely a conscious soul, something that’s taken years to come to be.


      • Gail Kaufman says:

        And as we all should be. So many of us walk in the city, and through life, with blinders on, trying to shut out what we don’t want to see. You’re right. It’s not lack of kindness as much of lack of awareness. Good point.


    • PS Have you ever been so distraught that you thought about leaving this world? I have. Just moments ago I wrote to my friend Ed, if I had it in me, I’d go to the roof and jump…that’s how tormented I am right now over things. People are in pain, it’s that simple.

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  4. You have the perfect touch to write such a poignant mystery. Are you likely to find out what happened?


  5. Patricia says:

    It was thoughtful and loving for you to call authorities. Most likely if it was a tragic event someone is wondering where is the missing person.


  6. Have had a couple of friends leave this earthly plane this way. it is disturbing as I have never had true thoughts of suicide, just a feeling of wishing I wasn’t around. Not the same, but it does help me understand.
    If anyone is having such thoughts, please turn to a trusted friend or a hot line.

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