…like a ribbon of weed

by theuglyearring

Isabella Blow, the idiosyncratic British fashion stylist known for her garish hats and red lipstick, killed herself by taking 20 times the fatal dose of weedkiller, a coroner’s inquest heard Wednesday. The 48-year-old had previously tried to take her own life at least three times before — by jumping off a bridge, ramming her car into a lorry and overdosing on tablets, her sister, Lavinia Verney, told the hearing.

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which leads us to this passage by Virginia Woolf, who also committed suicide:

 I am to be broken. I am to be derided all my life. I am to be cast up and down among these men and women, with their twitching faces, with their lying tongues, like a cork on a rough sea. Like a ribbon of weed I am flung far every time the door opens.

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