Wednesday, April 02, 2008

File under: words not to live by

Yesterday I read about the mysterious June death of a local San Franciso man. The article said that the police won't classify it as a homicide, but can't quite classify it as a suicide either. My heart goes out to this man's next of kin, as well as his ex-girlfriend who has been working like mad to get this case solved. Even the French government is involved, as he has a dual citizenship. From the article:

Police were summoned at 8:30 a.m. Saturday after a neighbor saw blood on the stoop. Officers had to break down de la Plaza's locked door. Once inside, they found no knife by de la Plaza's side. In fact, while they found plenty of blood, they found no bloody knife. But they saw something they thought might be a remnant of blood on a knife in the sink. Their theory was that de la Plaza had washed the knife after stabbing himself, but tests on the blade showed no trace of blood. There was no suicide note. On a notepad, however, someone had written two sentences: "Learn as if you were to live forever," and, "Live as if you were to die tomorrow."

Upon further investigation, I found that the same quote was used last year in a Berkeley high school student's yearbook. Soon after graduation, the student died in a car crash. This quote is from Ghandi, and we all know what happened to him.

I have a point, and my point is this: this quote is like the video from "The Ring." Eerie.

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