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The Big Sleep

by Ronnie B., 35 year old Ghost from Los Angeles, United States

9 comments · 1 · February 24, 2009


Ronnie B. - Love Band Button, Dr. Peppers Glasses, Morphine Generation White Graphic T Shirt, Cassette Blue Denim Jeans, P.F. Flyers Black Leather Sneakers, Generic Military Surplus Black Bandana, Allders International By Lyle & Scott Vintage Brown Cardigan, Divided Western Button Up - The Big Sleep
  1. Glasses

    Dr. Peppers

    Duck Soup (Westwood)

    , in Glasses
  2. White Graphic T-Shirt

    Morphine Generation

    Morphine Generation (Sample sale)

    , in Shirts
  3. Blue Denim Jeans


    Cassette (Sample Sale)

    , in Denim Jeans
  4. Black Leather Sneakers

    P.F. Flyers

    Random Shoe Store (Pasadena)

    , in Leather Sneakers
  5. Black Bandana

    Generic Military Surplus

    Military Surplus (Hollywood)

    , in Scarves
  6. Vintage Brown Cardigan

    Allders International by Lyle & Scott

    From my Grandfather

    , in Cardigans
  7. Western Button-Up



    , in Shirts

Do you ever think about what goes through the minds of people who take their own lives? It's definitely a sensitive subject, not to be encouraged, romanticized or taken lightly. This is merely a point for consideration. Do you think before they decide to take the plunge they plan out what they're going to wear? Do they think about what album will be left on the record player? Do they toss out the dirty mags? Flush the secret stash? Purge the diaries? Do they do it in a way to make the least amount of fuss for whomever finds them? The truth is, most suicides are found to be planned out. Scenes are set. Moods are made. If you've seen Wristcutters: A Love Story, the opening scene is a statistically accurate re-enactment of most in-home suicides. The whole notion of such pre-meditation is at once sickening and disheartening as it is intriguing.

If I was gonna go, I'd wanna go wearing some of the things I know well. My favorite jeans that fit just right, my Grandfather's cardigan that's shrunk in size and garnered many comforting rips and tears, the plaid shirt that offers up just the right level of my masculinity, the non-prescription glasses I wear just because I can – these are the things that feel like "me". These are the things that feel like who I really am, not the person I project or want to be someday. It's not done-up to impress, or played-down to appear misunderstood – it's just me, here and now.

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lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv hyped.
Ronnie B.
thank you much moné! your comments crack me up.
Joshua Guerci
classic emo look. i love it.
Ronnie B.
haha, the term "classic emo" made me cringe a bit – but they today i found an old mix from 8 years ago... and i suppose i am guilty as charged. you're quite right, the glasses, jeans, cardigan – very emo. hah! thanks!
Derek  Letterine
Normally I wouldn't say something like this

nonetheless, what you wrote was absolutely beautiful :] I loved every sentence.
Ronnie B.
Thanks Derek, you're always so kind! I'm glad you liked it :-)
Star S.
I really liked your 'About this Look' description, I've thought about people who commit suicide, but I never considered the stuff you mentioned. I really enjoy your looks and ideas.
Ronnie B.
thank you very much star. i'm glad you enjoyed the story behind it. it was done for just that reason, to get people to ask themselves a few questions.
Delley Kate
such an inspiring entry.
Ronnie B.
that's terrific! thanks so much.
Boda Doda
love that cardigan
Ronnie B.
thanks, its starting to fall apart a bit, as it's quite old. but it feels really comfortable.
Burcu Acem
more than deep...I liked the scene
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Jake Alexander
Those tylenol are dangerous don't take too many haha. I like your classy style man.
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