Piece Comment

Review of Four Seconds: Suicide off the Golden Gate Bridge

I had to come back to this and listen again because the story was pitched just so. In fact this is the most evocative piece of audio I've heard in a long time. Intimate and engaging, Four Seconds nonetheless has a point to make which doesn't loose itself in the actual loss and grieving. If you want to consider suicide and the part it plays in our lives --- and our deaths -- then this narrative will enrich your comprehension because in the telling it reaches beyond mere sterility and the seeming confusion to the warped logic of self destruction that we can so often be prone to.

But then, like some backdrop laid out as a highlight aspects of our collective social lives, the functional role of the Golden Gate Bridge is a marker of how much our society can house such absolute despair despite the massive creations some of us may use as tools to help kill ourselves.