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March 28, 1941: Virginia Woolf’s Suicide Letter and Its Cruel Misinterpretation in the Media | Brain Pickings

by Maria Popova A humbling reminder that self-righteousness is the enemy of compassion and judging another human being's private struggle is a disgrace to our own humanity. On March 28, 1941, shortly after the devastating dawn of WWII, Virginia Woolf filled her overcoat pockets with rocks and walked into the River Ouse behind her house never to emerge alive.

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