Inspired by an image from Chema Madoz*
And this experience......inspired me to create this narrative:
First of all the motion of life always inspires me. It comes in many ways and in different colours.
I don't like to be too serious. But a message strikes hard when someone tells you a friend committed suicide.
As I didn't want to use a person so I searched for an metaphor. Finally an image created by Chema Madoz reminded me of a pair of shoes in my home. I added red shoe laces and that was the moment all the pieces in my head came together. The shoes represent the steps of a imaginary person not being able to find a way out....?
Loneliness is an unpleasant feeling in which a person experiences a strong sense of emptiness and solitude resulting from inadequate levels of social relationships. However, it is a subjective experience. Loneliness has also been described as social pain - a psychological mechanism meant to alert an individual of undesired isolation and motivate her/him to seek social connections.
The existentialist school of thought views loneliness as the essence of being human. Each human being comes into the world alone, travels through life as a separate person, and ultimately dies alone. Coping with this, accepting it, and learning how to direct our own lives with some degree of grace and satisfaction is the human condition.
90 percent of people who attempt or commit suicide suffer from a mental illness, such as:
▪ Depression, which causes a teen to feel sad, lonely, withdrawn, and unable to accomplish simple tasks.
▪ Bipolar disorder, where a teen alternates between periods of depression and mania, characterized by exuberance, insomnia, irritability, and inability to concentrate.
▪ Schizophrenia, a complicated condition where a teen has hallucinations or distorted perceptions of reality.
Alcoholism or drug addiction, especially when combined with another mental health disorder; 20 to 50 percent of suicide attempts are related to drug or alcohol use.