A hui hou.
September 22, 2011 12:45 AM Subscribe
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In a video (possibly triggering)
posted a month before his death, he recalls what his wife said after they watched Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet
: "I wonder if she would have still done it, if she had waited for a thousand days." 1000 days after his wife's death, Mark Rife took his own life.
A pastor in Hilo, Hawaii, Mark lived with his wife Sarah
until she died in her sleep, months after recovering from a fall from a waterfall. Using the money from her life insurance policy, he traveled around the world and created a website detailing his "1000 Days" of experiences and introspection. As explained in the suicide note video, Mark intended the site to be about “a bit more of my process, how I came to this conclusion.”
Tumblr took the website down days after Mark's death. One of his friends was allowed to view the site
after it came down. He writes, "I hope for love of Mark and his legacy and for human decency that it will be republished for others to see, to take the journey, to...step into the emotional story of the last 1000 Days that was my friend, Mark Rife." [Via]