19 May 2011
There's something quite poetic about this picture. Quite a beautiful visual of sadness and broken-ness. The odd thing is that the article says that she tried to kill herself when her boyfriend ended things with her while they were "making plans" to marry- surely that must be inaccurate, as why would she be wearing the wedding dress if they were just at the planning stage, seems more like a "jilted at the alter" sort of affair.
I always thought the most bittersweet visual of a woman on the edge was Esther Greenwood in the Bell Jar wandering round her house with a noose around her neck trying to find somewhere to hang herself, but the image of a woman framed by the folds in her wedding dress as she dangles over a balcony might just have replaced that.