History Lesson(s) #33, or: footprints on the fog-wet girders


Many jumpers wrap suicide notes in plastic and tuck them into their pockets. "Survival of the fittest. Adios—unfit," one seventy-year-old man said in his valedictory; another wrote, "Absolutely no reason except I have a toothache."

1 comment:

Matthew Flanagan said...

Images: photographs (cropped?) by Richard Waters of an unnamed young woman he rescued from jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Spotted in The Bridge (Eric Steel, 2006).