Sunday, January 9, 2011
Suicide...Now, Mehrdad Yalfani...
Painting by Edward Manet
"There is only one serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide."
2011 started with news of suicide among young Iranians in diaspora! Last week Alireza Pahlavi's suicide was announced and today Mehrdad Yalfani, the twenty four years old artist, the son of prominent Iranian playwright Mohsen Yalfani. A few months ago, Mansour Khaksar, Iranian poet took his life in Los Angeles....and before that Addas Na'lbandian, Iraj Artimus, Mehdi Kafaii, Mirfakhraii and...and....
Is life meaningless? Why is suicide a solution?
In the Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus Poetically describes:
“It happens that the stage sets collapse. Rising, streetcar, four hours in the office or the factory, meal, streetcar, four hours of work, meal, sleep, and Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday and Saturday according to the same rhythm – this path is easily followed most of the time. But one day the “why” arises and everything begins in that weariness tinged with amazement.”
There are deep causes behind suicides among Iranians in exile!
The Suicide of Dorothy Hale by Frida Kahlo