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[RC] (no subject) - KristinSchuma

"I hope that if I am ever so envious and miserable, I will have the nerve =
to just shoot myself. "

I am usually a lurker on ridecamp, except for the time I turned to the list 
to seek some solace from the loss of my beloved gelding (all responses were 
greatly appreciated...... most of the time I read and take the comments with 
a grain of salt... learning from some, laughing with others, crying with 
some... but, this time I cannot (or will not) let a comment go.  
I realize that many of use these comments are made in jest (as I am sure this 
comment was made)..... I have done it myself, that is, until my brother died 
by suicide just under 2 years ago.  Suicide is a deeply personal issue that 
affects many people worldwide (40,000 people die by suicide every year) 
leaving the survivors to face years of what if's...if only's.... and guilt 
exceeded by no other death that I have experienced.  No other form of death 
is so misunderstood and so easily referenced- but the pain  the references 
cause is hard to understand unless you are another survivor.  
Enough of my rambling..... I enjoy this list... I applaud everyone who has 
the will to ride a horse over as many miles as we all choose to do... but, I 
would kindly ask everyone that is e-mailing to this list, or to any other, to 
think about comments like these.... they cause pain, albeit unknowingly, to 
people that you may someday have the pleasure of meeting.  (The pleasure 
would be mutual, I'm sure)
Happy riding (by the way, it's below zero here- not much riding getting 
Kristin Glaze
AERC #M30787

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