Not anti. Pro.

From “Japan’s government has long battled to contain the country’s alarmingly high suicide rate. A total of 32,155 people killed themselves in 2006, giving the country the ninth highest rate in the world, according to the government. Suicides first passed the 30,000 mark in 1998, near the height of …

Beneath the surface

Some of us are better than others. In concealing what’s inside. Some days I feel that I must be so good at it. I have this inpenetratable surface — hard and shiny, slick and never-changing — that clearly states to the world “I’m fine and dandy, the same as yesterday.”