Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
8-years ago, CHP Officer Kevin Briggs talked this young man out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
That young man’s name is Kevin Berthia.
Today he is 30 years old and married with 2 children.
This week he presented Officer Briggs with an award on behalf of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The story of how Officer Briggs talked Kevin down is remarkable.
As you can see in the picture, Kevin is literally one step away from jumping to his death. But for more than hour, the officer listened to Kevin pour his heart out about his troubles and told him, “I know you think things are bad, but they can get better.”
Kevin says, “Officer Briggs never made me feel guilty for the situation I was in. He made feel like, I understand why you are here, but there are alternatives”
Kevin is just one of countless lives Briggs has saved over his 23 year career.
Briggs, who was promoted to Sergeant five years ago, is humble about what he does. He says, ”they make the decision, when they step back over that rail it takes a tremendous amount of courage”
I salute Sergeant Briggs!
Photo: The San Francisco Chronicle, John Storey
oreo ice cream
So my mom and I have been working the same waitress job for 5-6 years now. She had been waitressing years before, but this is recently. Anyway, about… 15 minutes ago this guy she waited on left and told her to take care. Just that. Prior to this she had talked to him about Italy. Her people are from Florence, this and that, and she said she’s never been. She’s got 8 years of art education and she’s working a waitress job. It’s pretty… Sad and disappointing, I guess. Her and my father divorced 6 years ago and she hasn’t had a real job ever. Just been stuck in a small town she’s not from.
This man who we have never seen before tipped her 1000 dollars for a trip to Italy. Walked out, not another word.
…you know. Just when I start to lose faith in humanity….Hm.
Don’t be afraid to drown
cuz you only deep up in my ocean
I know you’ll drink me down
sippin on my body all night
baby can you take my legs and wrap around
boy I’m cummin right now
your head to my chest feelin my heartbeat boy
swimmin all in my sea
and you sweatin all over me
bring it forward, don’t you run run
you don’t have to be a minute man
baby, I’m just like a storm
rainin on you boy, I’m soakin wet
can you kiss it right, yeah yeah
can you lick all night, yeah yeah
boy, when you’re inside, yeah yeah
boy, I heard what you said
you gonna make me wet the bed x4
put my legs behind my head
you gonna make me wet the bed
Audi R8 2013
A mantra to live by.
apply for scholarships to earn money.
get several jobs to earn money.
i must say, mccormick has quite an interesting mind. where did he come up with this imagery. this plot. this setting. Did these thoughts truly flush thruogh his mind? the horror, the detail - all in one idea, one tiny yet all encompassing concept. that of the apocalypse