However 'death note' doesn't only describe a manga from Japan. In some countries (the USA seems prevalent, as does India) it's an alternative name for a suicide note. Every so often, our trawl through the world's online papers feeds a tragic, albeit off-topic for us report about someone ending their own life and leaving a message to tell their kin and kith why.
I've heard it said that emergency services note that suicides peak around the holiday season, but this is the first time I've seen it reflected in our RSS feeds. Right now, I'm staring at ten distinct and separate cases from around the world. Over half of the whole feed, with the rest reporting actual Ohba penned Death Note news (all of which we've already long since covered in our own stories).
Ordinarily I'd skip over them, as they are irrelevant here. But today, I wondered if perhaps they are. Perhaps someone searching for death notes/suicide notes online, in order to write their own (stranger things have happened) might stumble across this. And that would be Fate. Don't do it. You matter. And most of all, sod 'em. This is your life, as much as it is your death, and there is always a third way unforeseen until you attempt the audacious.
Here is the wording for your death note:
'Today I was going to kill myself. Today, I will. But not that part of me that lives and breathes. Only that which has been straining to breathe, yet chokes on the cards dealt to me. Today instead, I will take the first deep and long breath of many, and today I am going to find out what living means. And I will be fabulous.
Watch me fly.
That Beautiful Person you used to call The Sad One
And on the off-chance you need more than my prose to keep this show on the road, then please make like Alice and CLICK ME. Good luck.