The apparent suicide of Chris Cornell, the frontman for the band Soundgarden, is hitting the world pretty hard today. Every person is important in the grand scheme of things, of course. But there are some people who break through the mass of humanity and create art that helps millions express their own inner worlds. These people become especially beloved, and when they make their final exit, the impact is felt in a big way.
And when they leave by their own hand, there’s the usual run of bewildered questions. Why would someone who had achieved astounding success want to end it all? How did things get so bad that living was a burden they couldn’t carry anymore? Surely death couldn’t be the answer. Continue reading “Life is…” »