Photo Courtesy of Better Strangers
By: Craig Claro
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This is an emotionally upsetting article about an amazing song created from the horribleness of reality so please stop reading if you are not in a strong mental state.
Better Strangers shares "Nicotine Dreams", a song about the aftermath and impact a suicide has on even friends of a friend, and then even strangers, and then ultimately on all of us. The lyrics are about a person who didn’t even know the victim and yet became a victim themselves. Violence against oneself is an emotional attack against more people than one may realize and this song bringing this to light is powerful, necessary, and was done and performed in a most excellent way.
I am glad that nicotine was addressed by this artist as a drug (both in the song title and an explanation video on YouTube) and is treated as a means of coping because we sometimes just accept some things as less than what they really are, but alcohol and narcotics are also used visually.
I think suicide and self-violence can possibly be curtailed if we all knew how hard the thought we (all?) have had and may have in the future being carried out, has on others.
Actress: Alexanna Brier