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Review of Four Seconds: Suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge

This is a beautiful, sad, piece. It's intuitive and instinctively crafted.

As I listened, when the essay reached the point where I thought "This is where I would add music," suddenly there was music...and it felt absolutely right.

Anyone who has ever had to pick themselves up after the death - especially the suicide - of a friend or loved one, will identify with the need to explore each detail and nuance.

The interview with one of the few surviving Golden Gate jumpers is fascinating and very revealing, and I was mesmerized during Warga's description of his silent, healing, moments immersed in the water.

A truly beautiful piece.