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On Life and Death

By Pearl Posted on Mar 28, 2022

On Life and Death
By Pearl
Editor's Note: A copy of this letter recently came to my attention. I want to thank Pearl for granting me permission to repint it here.

Pearl writes:
I wrote this letter to a girl who was asking for advice on which of several options to take in her life. She had listed suicide as a viable option. She later told me that the letter had convinced her to hang in there a little longer.

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996

Kathy, I've delayed a bit in responding to your note because it was hitting a bit close to home.

I, too, (as have most of us) spent way too...

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